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> Understanding Curriculum

Understanding Curriculum

The Australian Context


Scott Webster, Deakin University, Victoria, Ann Ryan, Deakin University, Victoria


Understanding Curriculum is a critical introduction to contemporary curriculum theory and practice. Substantially revised, the second edition includes more detailed consideration of the ideological underpinnings of curriculum development, features new chapters on assessment and reporting, and updated vignettes and extracts. These features, combined with all the elements of the previous edition, encourages readers to reflect on how curriculum theory can inform and enhance classroom practice.

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Key features

  • Explores major philosophies of curriculum development, including conservative, neoliberal and progressive approaches
  • Examines the relationships between curriculum and pedagogy, equity, technology, gender, social justice and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues in depth
  • Includes annotated weblinks and lecturer resources

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