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Curriculum Development : A Guide to Practice

Curriculum Development : A Guide to Practice - 5th edition

Curriculum Development : A Guide to Practice - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780132620987

ISBN10: 0132620987

Curriculum Development : A Guide to Practice by Jon Wiles and Joseph Bondi - ISBN 9780132620987
Edition: 5TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
International: No
Curriculum Development : A Guide to Practice by Jon Wiles and Joseph Bondi - ISBN 9780132620987

ISBN13: 9780132620987

ISBN10: 0132620987

Edition: 5TH 98

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Appropriate for graduate courses in Curriculum, Curriculum Development, and Curriculum Design.

This cutting-edge text is a classic for future administrators seeking to prepare graduate and undergraduate students for schools in the next century. Practical and applied, this text offers a sound curriculum and instruction base emphasizing the development of a total school program for grades K-12. The philosophical approach allows self-analysis by providing "decisions" throughout the book.


  • Presents curriculum development from many different perspectives.
  • Encourages students to view curriculum development as an active, on-going process.
  • Contains a thorough review of the historical foundations of the field, a philosophical definition of curriculum planning, and an overview of the key issues involved at every level.
  • Explores the critical role of leadership in promoting change in schools and discusses the political nature of the process.

New To This Edition

  • NEW--Reflects the latest trends regarding technology, special education (inclusion), and legislation.
  • NEW--The latest research is integrated into topics and tools including: addressing instruction, elementary, middle, and secondary instruction, future directions, learning activities, references, suggested readings, figures and tables.
  • NEW--A comprehensive glossary.

Author Bio

Wiles, Jon : University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Bondi, Joseph : University of South Florida

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Curriculum in Education.
2. The Role of Philosophy in Curriculum Planning.
3. Basic Tasks of Curriculum Development.


4. Instructional Considerations in Curriculum Development.
5. Curriculum Management Planning.
6. Leadership and Change in Curriculum Development.


7. Elementary School Programs and Issues.
8. Middle School Programs and Issues.
9. Secondary School Programs and Issues.


10. Curriculum Design Alternatives.

Appendix A: Training Paradigm for Curriculum Developers.
Appendix B: Partial Listing of Organizations and Associations Affecting American Education.
Appendix C: Internet Sites: Curriculum Related.
Author Index.
Subject Index.