EDA 5305: Trends in Curriculum Development

Books in the Main Stacks

Our catalog includes many books on curriculum development. Here are a few searches to get you started.

Curriculum Change

Education Curricula

Curriculum Planning

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Handbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Guides Jackson, P.W. (Ed.). (1992). Handbook of research on curriculum: a project of the American Educational Research Association. New York: Macmillan Pub. Co. Handbook includes history and development of different curriculum methods in the United States. Reference LB1570 .H264 1992

Janesick, V.J. (2003). Curriculum trends: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. This handbook presents key trends and examines them from the viewpoints of the traditionalist, the reconceptualist, and the postmodernist. Included in this resource are information on legal cases that have influenced curriculum development, a discussion of the ethics of the standards movement, a bibliography of print and online resources, and more. Reference LB1570 .J33 2003

Pinar, W.F. (Ed.). (2003). International handbook of curriculum research. Mahway, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates. This handbook examines curriculum development from a global perspective. It includes information on the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as curricular development in countries such as China, Ireland, Italy, and more. Brookhaven Reference LB2806.15 .I595 2003 Reference LB2806.15 .I595 2003

Koncheloe, J.L. & Weil, D. (Eds.). (2001). Standards and schooling in the United States: An encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. This encyclopedia examines such areas as bilingual education, state standards, evaluation, opposition to standards, etc. Reference LB2822.82 .S82 2001 v.1–3

Pushkin, D. (2001). Teacher training: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. This handbook provides background materials as well as resources for futher study on teacher education. Reference LB2165 .P87 2001

The NAEP guide: a description of the content and methods of the … and …assessments. (1999). Washington, DC: Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Dept. of Education. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, which is also known as the Nation’s Report Card, is also available online. This guide “is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts.” Reference LB2823 .N22 1999

Controversial Issues - Pro & Con Abbeduto, L. (Ed.). (2002). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in educational psychology. Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill. This volumes examines diversity in the classroom, inclusion, educational standards, cooperative learning and more. It includes pro and con essays with lists of additional materials. Brookhaven Reference HN17.5 .T35 E384 2002 Reference HN17.5 .T35 E384 2002

Evans, D.L. (Ed.). (2002). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in secondary education. Guilford, CT: McGraw Hill/Dushkin. This volume examines the topics of universal compulsory education, the purpose of secondary education, common core curriculum, etc. Brookhaven Reference HN17.5 .T35 E382 2002 Reference HN17.5 .T35 E382 2002

Noll, J.W. (Ed.). (2001). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial educational issues. Guilford, CT: Dushkin Pub. Group. Issues covered include: “Should the curriculum be standardized for all?” “Should multiculturalism permeate the curriculum?” “Do black students need an Afro-centric curriculum?” Brookhaven Reference HN17.5 .T35 E38 2001 Reference NH17.5 .T35 E38 2001

P-12 Curriculum Materials

The Curriculum Materials Center is a diverse collection of resources in varying formats designed to aid prospective teachers and faculty in lesson planning and curricular development. It is located on the second floor of the Library in the Racanelli Center, with large tables for working on group projects and access to a wireless network. All materials can be searched using the Library catalog and can be checked out for 14 days with a valid Dowling ID Card.

Big Books

Children and Young Adult Literature

Educational and Test Materials

Instructional Materials

Media Materials

New Teacher Resources

NYS Curriculum Guides/Learning Standards

P-12 Textbooks

Controvesial Issues Pro & Con

Controversial Issues - Pro & Con Abbeduto, L. (Ed.). (2002). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in educational psychology. Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill. This volumes examines diversity in the classroom, inclusion, educational standards, cooperative learning and more. It includes pro and con essays with lists of additional materials. Brookhaven Reference HN17.5 .T35 E384 2002 Reference HN17.5 .T35 E384 2002

Evans, D.L. (Ed.). (2002). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in secondary education. Guilford, CT: McGraw Hill/Dushkin. This volume examines the topics of universal compulsory education, the purpose of secondary education, common core curriculum, etc. Brookhaven Reference HN17.5 .T35 E382 2002 Reference HN17.5 .T35 E382 2002

Noll, J.W. (Ed.). (2001). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial educational issues. Guilford, CT: Dushkin Pub. Group. Issues covered include: “Should the curriculum be standardized for all?” “Should multiculturalism permeate the curriculum?” “Do black students need an Afro-centric curriculum?” Brookhaven Reference HN17.5 .T35 E38 2001 Reference NH17.5 .T35 E38 2001

Lesson Plan Web Sites

Lesson Plans

Find Education Articles

Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
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Databases with Articles
Reference Sources




Periodicals

American Educational Research Journal

American Secondary Education

Educational Forum

Educational Leadership

Educational Researcher

Elementary School Journal

Harvard Educational Review

High School Journal

Journal of Educational Research

Journal of Research in Childhood Education

Journal of Teacher Education

NASSP Bulletin

Phi Delta Kappan

Preventing School Failure

Review of Educational Research

Theory into Practice

Web Sites




  • Smithsonian Education
    Click on the list at left for art, science, history, and language art lesson places. Or, use the search boxes to locate educational resources aligned to specific state standards.


  • Thirteen Ed. Online
    Developed by Thirteen/WNET New York, PBS’s flagship station, this free service features everything from standards-based lesson plans and classroom activities to a multimedia primer, online mentors, and reviews of curriculum-based websites.


  • PBS Teacher Source Online
    Classroom projects and activities that utilize public television broadcasts. Provides immediate access to lesson plans related to current news headlines.


  • TeacherVision
    Lesson plans, graphic organizers, quiz templates, printables, and more provided by TeacherVision.


  • Cyberbee.com
    Multi-subject curriculum ideas, how-to’s, treasure hunts, and more.



  • Teachers Network
    Provides tested classroom projects, latest grant and contest information, teaching materials and, of course, lesson plans.


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