Our Evolving Curriculum

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135490422
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

International Handbook Of Information Technology In Primary And Secondary Education

Author: Joke Voogt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387733159
Size: 15.79 MB
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The major focus of this Handbook is the design and potential of IT-based student learning environments. Offering the latest research in IT and the learning process, distance learning, and emerging technologies for education, these chapters address the critical issue of the potential for IT to improve K-12 education. A second important theme deals with the implementation of IT in educational practice. In these chapters, barriers and opportunities for IT implementation are studied from several perspectives. This Handbook provides an integrated and detailed overview of this complex field, making it an essential reference.

Foundations Of Education

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305500989
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Highly respected for its substantive coverage and analysis of all foundational areas -- social, philosophical, historical, political, economic, curricular, and legal -- FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, Thirteenth Edition, describes and analyzes the key educational issues and policies affecting American education. The authors relate the book's wide-ranging topics to an array of applied features to help prepare students for their future careers as educators. The chapters on the history and philosophy of education encourage students to construct their own personal philosophy of education, building a strong foundation for a professional career. Completely up-to-date throughout, this edition also provides the latest information on the common core curriculum, accountability, technology in education, school reform, diversity, legal rulings, recent trends in school funding and teacher compensation, new instructional practices, teaching licensure, the outlook for careers, and many other important topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Curriculum

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205592579
Size: 34.20 MB
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A thorough exploration of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and social context for the field of curriculum,Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issuesaddresses the curriculum process and issues that influence it and encourages readers to consider how new thinking impacts curriculum deliberation, development, and implementation. A more concise Fifth Edition provides both the student and the professor of curriculum with a comprehensive treatment of the field: curriculum foundations as well as the principles and procedures for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. As in previous editions, it provides solid coverage of the philosophical, historical, psychological, and social foundations of curriculum including recent research and thinking in these areas.

Wealth Vs Work

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467033308
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Wealth vs. Work: How 1% Victimize 99% is about the vanishing American dream, growing inequality inAmerica, shrinking and struggling middle class, plight of labor and unions, economic decline of the nation, and a broken and unstable world surrounding theU.S. Education is no longer the great equalizer. We are heading toward a world where inherited privilege trumps excellence and meritocracy. Carried far enough, it means the end of striving and the American dream. Few Americans realize or want to admit it. Since recorded history, workers have been victimized by the rich and super rich, treated as fungible and disposable. The early warlords and monarchs have been replaced by the “titans” of industry and “masters of the universe” on Wall Street. The slaves, peasants and serfs have been replaced by miners, factory workers, and service-sector workers. The GM model of the 1950s and 1960s (that permitted labor to become middle class) has been replaced by the Wal-Mart model—characterized by low pay and minimal benefits. By 2025, the economic output of China and India may likely each exceed the U.S. Moreover, the U.S. work force is being increasingly displaced by technology and outsourcing. But we are supposed to be the lucky ones! By historical and geographical accident, the U.S. has been spared most of the world’s poverty and misery. Today, however, the U.S. is heading towards a financial oligarchy—much worse than the aristocratic old world that our Founding Fathers feared and tried to avoid. Yes, the U.S. had a revolution, but in fact it has a new and more powerful elite because the economic pie has expanded several thousand fold since the yeoman farmers’ status was compared to the plantation owner. Right now the top 1 percent in the U.S. own nearly 40 percent of the nation’s wealth; moreover, their investments, capital gains and dividends are taxed at a lower rate than workers’ salaries. Like all great civilizations that have declined before us, we are a nation that needs to re-examine its ideals and institutions.

Education For Life And Work

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030925650X
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

Contemporary Issues In Curriculum

Author: Allan C. Ornstein
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133259986
Size: 74.21 MB
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Contemporary Issues in Curriculum, 6/e presents an eclectic, balanced approach to the major emergent trends in the field from a diversity of leaders in the field who share their opinions and thoughts on curriculum issues. An issues-oriented collection of 36 articles by the major thinkers in curriculum study, it looks at issues that affect successful implementation, planning, and evaluation of curriculum at all levels of learning. Organized into six Parts–Curriculum and Philosophy, Curriculum and Teaching, Curriculum and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum and Supervision, and Curriculum and Policy–the readings reflect both traditionally held assumptions as well as those more controversial in nature. Students and practitioners have the opportunity to turn to a single source to investigate the breadth of issues that affect curriculum, examine and debate the issues, formulate their own ideas, and help shape the future direction of the field.