ECS 210

Curriculum as Literacy

Curriculum can be viewed through many different lenses, several of which we have discussed in class: curriculum orientation, teaching perspective, literacy, etc. As Street (2006) identifies in his article, New Literacies Studies: Next Stages, two potential lenses for viewing curriculum, in regards to literacy, include the autonomous model and the ideological model. Taking the English… Continue reading Curriculum as Literacy

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ECS 210

Concerning Curriculum Development

Before reading Benjamin Levin’s article Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should be Learned in Schools, I had the general understanding that, while politics and governments contributed to the development of curriculum, experts did most of the development. People who have a vast knowledge of each subject area as well as an expertise on… Continue reading Concerning Curriculum Development

ECS 210

Citizenship Education as a Curricular Concern

Citizenship education is viewed as a major aspect in regards to the purposes of education. However, the question posed is how is citizenship education a curricular problem? Citizenship can be viewed in three ways: personally responsible, participatory, and justice-oriented. Often within our schools, we get stuck on teaching students how to be personally responsible citizens.… Continue reading Citizenship Education as a Curricular Concern