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Developing the Curriculum

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  30 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This edition is full of references to classic and contemporary curriculum writings, providing a synthesis of historic and contemporary principles and practices associated with creating an effective curriculum. Oliva also introduces a model that combines curriculum and instruction and explores issues and challenges at each stage.
Hardcover, 590 pages
Published January 10th 2008 by Allyn & Bacon (first published December 1st 1996)
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Like all the books I'm reading for my graduate degree there was some great stuff, but I've talked about it so much that I don't feel like writing about it.

The book does a nice job of defining and explaining what is meant by a curriculum, how the ideas and development have changed over the years, and where education is going.

(For instance, when people talk about "the curriculum" they could mean the lessons themselves, the material for the lessons, the unit, the subject, the order, any mix of thos
Jul 06, 2011 Ruben rated it 4 of 5 stars
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It's not like I read this for laughs. It's serious stuff. The writing style sometimes distracts from the oodles of information with odd attempts at eliciting new metaphors or imagery regarding the development of a school curriculum. Despite that, a lot of research and deep thought went into the writing of this book. Not an easy task, and I commend the author for his efforts.
Deana Kay
Hmmmmm, only 2.71 stars on goodreads? Not a great sign. I don't have a choice, though. I'll be reading it whether I find it interesting and engaging or not.
Someone is in school and must slog through this while more interesting books must wait there turn!
Horrible and boring on SO many levels. Yet, informative...
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