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Cherryholmes, Cleo H. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1980
A summary and a critique of citizenship education that defines it as education for decision making within a democratic society. Ethical and epistemological aspects of the fundamental assumptions are clarified. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making, Definitions
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Elbaz, Freema; Elbaz, Robert – Curriculum Inquiry, 1981
This article identifies the contradictions in some of the existing applications of literary tools to curriculum thought, indicates some of the problematic implications for curriculum practice, and sketches an alternative conception of literature as discursive practice. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Literary Criticism
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Barone, Thomas E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1980
Discusses the genre of writing labeled "New Journalism" for useful writing styles, devices, techniques, and formats that could be applied to discover and effectively convey what happens in schools. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Characterization, Curriculum Evaluation, Dialogs (Literary), Educational Environment
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Apple, Michael W. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1980
Discusses the need to relate an understanding of the experience of schooling to the cultural and economic conditions of society. The work of Paul Willis is used to exemplify the processes by which a dominant class establishes ideological hegemony and legitimates and maintains an existing social order. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Curriculum Evaluation, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment
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Tyler, Ralph W. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1984
Describes an eight-year study in curriculum development at the University of Chicago, involving 30 school systems and featuring summer workshops in curriculum planning and evaluation. Shows how the experience validates observations made by Joseph Schwab in "The Practical 4: Something for Curriculum Professors to Do" (Curriculum Inquiry…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Study Centers
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Goodman, Jesse – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
Use of a critical approach in a curriculum design course for preservice teachers, by a five-phase process, would offer a beneficial shift away from the dominant "objectives first" models. This approach allows most teachers to reevaluate the processes and perspectives involved in educating children. (86 references) (CJH)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Confrey, Jere – Curriculum Inquiry, 1981
Examination of the theory of knowledge implicit in a discipline merits consideration for its necessary impact on curriculum, both in content selection and presentation. A conceptual change theory reveals the integral ties between knowing and learning and the examination of these issues must be subject-matter specific. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education
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Werner, Walter – Curriculum Inquiry, 1980
Editorial criticism goes beyond internal adherence to editorial and analytic rules to the conceptual comparison of ideas contained in curriculum materials. (Author)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials