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The Teacher and the Curriculum. Chapter 1, Walker and Soltis. Curriculum. Currere Latin Origin Meaning “to run the race course”. What is curriculum?. It is not a separate thing written down. It’s the content or objectives for which schools hold students accountable.

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the teacher and the curriculum

The Teacher and the Curriculum

Chapter 1, Walker and Soltis

curriculum
Curriculum
  • Currere
  • Latin Origin
  • Meaning “to run the race course”
what is curriculum
What is curriculum?
  • It is not a separate thing written down.
  • It’s the content or objectives for which schools hold students accountable.
  • It’s a set of instructional strategies teachers plan to use.
  • It’s expected ends or expected means.
  • It’s a plan for or report of educational events.
curriculum as teacher work
Curriculum as Teacher work
  • Time and Resources
    • Schedule with Planning Time
  • Authority to make curricular decisions
    • Teacher as expert
  • Curriculum analysis
    • Teacher as researcher
curriculum is
Curriculum is:
  • A social creation
  • A collective design
  • Political
  • Biased
the aims of education

The Aims of Education

Chapter 2

Walker and Soltis

philosophy
Philosophy
  • All educational questions are rooted in philosophy and all philosophy has implications for education.
  • Philosophies are clusters of ideas that reflect the general intentions of the program of instruction and emphasize what is good and important.
  • Philosophy is the cornerstone when building the curricular program in the secondary school.
  • Without understanding the philosophy, your curriculum becomes vulnerable to externally imposed or societal pressures.
the ideal
The Ideal
  • Plato 428-328 bce
    • Well ordered balance, harmony, just state
  • Rousseau 1712-1788
    • Individual Freedom
  • Dewey 1859- 1952
    • Good of Society and Individual
philosophers
Philosophers
  • William Kilpatrick
  • Palmer Parker
  • Bruner
  • E. D. Hirsch
  • Maria Montessori
influenced critical pedagogy
Influenced Critical Pedagogy
  • Alfie Kohn
  • Paul Freire (1921-1997)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
  • Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937)
  • Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)
  • Henry Giroux (1970’s & 80’s)
  • Michael Apple
  • Bell hooks
philosophy paper 322 522
Philosophy Paper 322/522
  • Pick an Educational theorist or two
  • Follow the outline on the assignment sheet
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