Debating Issues In American Education: Curriculum And Instruction, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266638
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266633
  • DDC: 375.001
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. Explores such varied issues as alternative curriculum, curriculum control, standardized curricula, subject- versus student-centered curricula, and textbooks.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Do Curriculum and Instruction in Schools Need to be More or Less Programmatic?.
2: Should Teachers have a Voice in Statewide Curricula Decisions?.
3: Does National Accreditation of Education Schools Improve Teacher and Education Leadership Programs?.
4: Should Standardized Student Assessments Guide Curriculum and Instruction in Schools?.
5: Should the Focus of Literacy Education be on “Reading to Learn” or “Learning to Read”?.
6: The Race to the Top Program: Should America be the Global Leader in Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology Education?.
7: Should “English-Only” Curriculum be Eliminated or Expanded?.
8: Are the Challenges and Opportunities in Contemporary Diverse Classrooms Being Met?.
9: Do the Arts in Education Enhance or Distract from Core Curriculum and Instruction?.
10: Should the Primary Focus of Gifted Education be on Teaching Advanced and Accelerated Curricular Content?.
11: Should there be Alternative Special Education Curricula, or Should Students with Special Needs be Part of Mainstream Classroom Instruction?.
12: Should Moral Values be a Topic in Public Education?.
13: Is there a Place for Popular Culture in Curriculum and Classroom Instruction?.
14: Are Online and Other Virtual Means of Curriculum and Instruction the Future of Education?.