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Curriculum as Conversation

Transforming Traditions of Teaching and Learning

“Applebee’s central point, the need to teach ’knowledge in context,’ is absolutely crucial for the hopes of any reformed curriculum. His experience and knowledge give his voice an authority that makes many of the current proposals on both the left and right seem shallow by comparison.”—Gerald Graff, University of Chicago

158 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1996

Education: Curriculum and Methodology

Table of Contents

1: Introduction: The Role of Tradition
2: The Individual and Tradition
3: Deadly Traditions
4: Curriculum as Conversation
5: Characteristics of Effective Curricula
6: Structuring Curricular Conversations
7: Recent Curriculum Proposals as Domains for Conversation
8: Toward a Pedagogy of Knowledge-in-Action
9: Reconciling Conflicting Traditions


National Council of Teachers of English: David H. Russell Award

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