Managing the Curriculum
- David Middlewood - University of Warwick, UK
- Neil Burton - University of Leicester, UK
Curriculum Development | Curriculum Leadership | Teaching the Curriculum
This book explores many of the new aspects of the core business of schools and colleges, that is, the curriculum. Keeping the focus clearly on learning and teaching, the contributors explore the practical issues for managers at institutional level, within the context of their need to understand and analyze key educational values and principles. Part One presents overviews of theories and models of curriculum, while Part Two examines how these are applied through planning, monitoring and evaluating. Part Three explores in detail the various managerial roles within schools and colleges from leaders to those responsible for cross-curriculum work and special educational needs. The fourth part discusses the importance of effectively managing resources for the curriculum - the environment, support staff and finance.
Contributors use empirical research evidence to analyze current curriculum trends whilst proposing various new models which are likely to emerge in the 21st century.
`Each chapter in the book is firmly rooted in research and is well referenced as one would expect of such a book. It will be of particular use to people with an academic interest in this aspect of school management but will also be thought provoking for those who are involved in the development of the curriculum within their institution' - escalate
"Gwen Doty has written a practical, usable, and timely book on a subject that can have tremendous impact on student achievement. Well worth the reading!"
"Timely and very relevant to classroom teachers and those training to be in the field."
There was some good feedback about how to develop and evaluate curriculum in this book.
a useful text to supplement initial teacher training students' knowledge of a complex and rapidly changing subject area.
This is a must read book for all curriculum managers both new and experienced. Readers in Education will learn a lot from this text.
Focuses on the learning and teaching, explores the theories and models of curriculum. Authors analise current trends and propose new models for the future.