Designing the School Curriculum

Fundamentally a how-to text, Designing the School Curriculum provides the preservice teacher with the theoretical foundations of curriculum development before moving into the process of curriculum development itself. Peter Hlebowitsh offers practical ideas on the formation of school purposes, the design of school-wide experiences, the balance between teacher discretion and sound instructional planning, as well as issues related to the topic of effective implementation. This text examines the curriculum using a wide lens, accounting for both macrocurricular and microcurricular levels, making distinctions between instruction and pedagogy (as well as between evaluation and assessment) and demonstrates to the reader how to coordinate a curriculum design that meets the needs of each school.