Literacy Education: Foundational Elements
Ambiguity and Vagueness -- a functional perspective
Beyond the Textbook. -- Will politics save it from extinction?
Jerome Bruner's Educational Theories
Classification Error in Evaluation Practice -- misplaced kids means misapplied curriculum
The Classroom Teacher:Who Wants Experts? -- Might experts confuse children?
Competitive Curriculum Development -- you're not the only one with good ideas. Learn to advocate for yours!
Consensus: can professionals reach agreement?-- its nature, attainment and durability
Cultural Domination and the Teaching of ESOL -- How is the ESOL curriculum different from English Language Arts?
Curriculum as Reconciliation. A matrix of alternatives. -- Conflicts can be avoided if alternatives are clarified.
A Curriculum Manifold: relating multiple themes. -- a diagram for understanding curriculum alternatives.
Curriculum BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Development of Writing Centers: Variety and Diversity
Diversity BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Establishing Nationally Recognized Educational Standards -- who will control their selection?
Evaluating Cultural Practices for Inclusion -- practices, attitudes, and actions. How will they be received?
Evaluating Proposed Program Expansion. -- Is the subject worth studying? To what degree?
Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs: What Not to Do
The Foundations of Curriculum-- Stakeholders, structures, aims and commodification.
Increasing Teaching Efficiency -- Do we need better methods, better curriculum? What?
Jefferson and Kozol on Literacy -- contrasts and comparisons
The Indeterminacy of Consensus -- Why are there curriculum wars? Why do they persist?
Inductive Grammar Studies Materials -- using intuition & experiment
Kids Who Don't Want to Learn -- Is this really a problem? Whose, then, is it?
Language Ideology in Schooling Practice -- Kids know quite a bit about about language and how it can be misused.
Literacy, Publication & Complexity - the fractalization of the social interactions
Orientations to the Analysis and Development of Curriculum
Minimizing Politicization in Public Service Decision-Making -- taking ownership of your discipline's knowledge base
Needs Assessment. -- How to avoid confusing preferences with necessities.
New Student Orientation and Book Discussion Groups
On the Viability of a Curriculum Leadership Role -- Hierarchy may interfere with effective functioning.
Paraphrase & Transformation -- methods for avoiding plagiarism
Program Justification: an exercise in programmatic decision
Promoting Quality Assurance in Literacy Instruction
Psychological Concerns -- a catalog of materials
Reading and Language Instruction: science, ideology, or...? -- What are the controversies about?
Revisiting Mastery Curriculum -- dealing with ambiguities and critical issues.
Slogans in Education -- rhetorical distractors in curricular theory
Survey of Beliefs and Attitudes about Education. self-survey
Teaching Disciplined Hypothesis-Formation -- a focus on testability.
Transition to Higher Education for Students with Learning Disabilities
Two Faces of American Public Education -- the technical and the political
Theories of Education
Works? -- Not even the best tools function
well in every situation.