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ED 606 Curriculum Theory and Practice
Franklin, Anne

Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

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ED 606 Curriculum Theory and Practice


S2P 2007 ED


Franklin, Anne


Associate Professor

Daytime Phone

913-288-3321 (Daytime Work Phone or Voice Mail anytime!)


Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 9:30 pm

Credit Hours



Please make sure you have the correct book for this course.  For those of you who have not yet received your text, I strongly suggest you do not wait for, or accept the "traditional" methods - be proactive - get them to overnight the textbook to you if necessary.

Title: The Struggle for the American Curriculum: 1893-1958, 3rd Edition
Author: Herbert M. Kliebard
ISBN: 0-415-94891-6

Title: Critical Pedagogy: Notes From the Real World, 3rd Edition
Author: Joan Wink

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
An overview of curriculum theory that discusses current issues in curriculum and gives the teacher the opportunity to develop useful curriculum.
b. middle
c. secondary
d. early childhood
e. adult education

Educational Philosophy:

I think of myself as a true constructivist, believing that each learner must interact with or "construct" new information for themselves before real learning can take place.  I also believe there are often many diverse paths leading to the same agreed upon understanding.   

Teaching for Park is professionally fun for me!  I teach this class (and others) face to face, on the Park Home campus.  I also teach other online courses for Park.  

In addition, I am licensed as a professional counselor and work as a high school counselor the Turner school district in Kansas City, Kansas. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will identify and analyze different approaches to curriculum theory and development. (MOSTEP 1.2.2, 1.2.3)[CEC 1, 4, & 7]
  2. Students will understand the impact of these different approaches to curriculum on their educational practice. (1.2.3,1.2.4) [CEC 4, 7, & 9]
  3. Students will develop a method of inquiry that will enable them to integrate it into their own professional development. (1.2.1) [CEC 9]
  4. Students will develop a personal philosophy of curriculum and instruction that can be applied in their own professional setting. (1.2.6, 1.2.7) [CEC 1 & 9]
  5. Students will develop a curriculum with a clear sense of purpose, incorporating ideas and issues we have discussed, which can be used in a practical setting. (1.2.1,.1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.2.8, 1.2.11) [CEC 7]
  6. Students will explore educational issues that impact the classroom and student learning, such as issues of race, gender, class. (1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.9) [CEC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, & 10]
  7. Students will explore possible ways education can impact student understanding and participation in a democratic society. (1.2.2, 1.2.9) [CEC 2, 4, 5, 7, & 10]

Core Assessment:

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24

Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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