Acknowledged author F. Michael Connelly wrote The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction comprising 624 pages back in 2007. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1412909902 and 9781412909907. Since then The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $32.19 or rent at the marketplace.
The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction emerges from a concept of curriculum and instruction as a diverse landscape defined and bounded by schools, school boards and their communities, policy, teacher education, and academic research.
Each contributing author was asked to comprehensively review the research literature in their assigned topic. These topics, however, are defined by practical places on the landscape e.g. schools and governmental policies for schools.
o Presents a different vision or re-conceptualization of the field
o Provides a comprehensive and inclusive set of authors, ideas, and topics
o Takes a global rather than North American parochial approach
o Recognizes that curriculum and instruction is broader in scope than is suggested by university research and theory
o Reflects post-1992 changes in curriculum policy, practice and scholarship
o Represents a rethinking of how school subject matter areas are treated.
Teacher education is included in the Handbook with the intent of addressing the role and place of teacher education in bridging state and national curriculum policies and curriculum as enacted in classrooms.