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Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

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September 2012 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Education of America's school children always has been and always will be a hot-button issue. From what should be taught to how to pay for education to how to keep kids safe in schools, impassioned debates emerge and mushroom, both within the scholarly community and among the general public. This volume in the pointunterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of curriculum and instruction. Chapters explore such varied issues as alternative curriculum, curriculum control, standardized curricula, subject- versus student-centered curricula, textbooks, and more. Each chapter opens with an introductory essay by the volume editor, followed by pointunterpoint articles written and signed by invited experts, and concludes with Further Readings and Resources, thus providing readers with views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues and pointing them toward more in-depth resources for further exploration.

".... The volume presents current conversations on timely educational reform topics and at the same time allows the reader to reflect, review, and refine the discussion into meaningful and thoughtful daily practices.... Approaching the topics with an overview and then point/counterpoint debate affords a holistic advantage by allowing the reader to consider multiple perspectives and finally come to his or her own conclusions. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections."

L.H. Bush
Northeastern Illinois University

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Allan Jonathan Eakle

A. Jonathan Eakle (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is an Associate Professor and Reading Program Director at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. His research focuses on how young people use multiple forms of literacy for learning in classrooms and out-of-school settings. Other interests include: art, museum, and multimodal literacies; teacher education and leadership; spatial theories and practices; and international and cultural aspects of literacies. He was co-editor of The Yearbook of the American Reading Forum and is at work on a single-authored book, Cross Cultural Issues in Education. He has served on the Editorial... More About Author

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