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Teachable Moments: Re-conceptualizing Curricula Understandings


reviewed by Marius Boboc April 11, 2008

coverTitle: Teachable Moments: Re-conceptualizing Curricula Understandings
Author(s): Eunsook Hyun
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820481416, Pages: 197, Year: 2006
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Our current world of education is characterized by a constructive tension among the various definitions and concepts aiming at explaining the increasingly complex process of teaching and learning in diverse settings. On the one hand, we have a dynamic combination of three factors that support schooling: process, product, and participants. With this in mind, an in-depth analysis reveals patterns of practice termed the “pendulum swing” - a cyclical moving back and forth along a continuum, depending on political and economic parameters. On the other hand, we have renewed conversations involving educators, school administrators, parents, students, policymakers, legislators, and the public at large on what constitutes examples of schooling effectiveness in terms of both teacher and student accountability.   If we were to poll a representative sample of classroom practitioners on what curriculum is and what its implications may be on their professional life, we would get a wide range of responses.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 11, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15209, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 3:42:34 PM

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  • Marius Boboc
    Cleveland State University
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    MARIUS BOBOC is an assistant professor in the department of Curriculum and Foundations in the College of Education and Human Services as well as the Director of Student Learning Assessment at Cleveland State University. He is co-authoring an educational psychology-general methods of teaching textbook (McGraw-Hill) and a curriculum theory case study book (Sage).
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