"I greatly appreciate the pedagogical features of this book. The numerous questions and activities make planning for class sessions an easy task. The 'Teachers Voices' feature in each chapter helps students see how real teachers have used theory in practice. . . . This book is an eye-opener for my students, which usually leads to further exploration of the topics presented." Allen H. Seed, University of MemphisCurriculum Planning: A Contemporary Approach offers a selection of readings that presents the knowledge, skills, and alternative strategies essential to curriculum planners and teachers at all levels of education, from early childhood through adulthood. The book offers a variety of learning experiences for students with wide-ranging interests, learning styles, and backgrounds.The eighth edition includes 37 new articles, nine of which were written expressly for this book, and two new chapters: Chapter 5, "Approaches to Curriculum Development" and Chapter 6, "Curriculum and Instruction."ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOKPart I, "Bases for Curriculum Planning," emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills in the three bases of the curriculum social forces, human development, and learning and learning styles.Part II, "Developing and Implementing the Curriculum," includes two new chapters: Chapter 5, "Approaches to Curriculum Development," examining curriculum designs that can be used to develop (i.e., write) curricula; and, Chapter 6, "Curriculum and Instruction," focusing on the interrelationships between curriculum and instruction.Part III, "The Curriculum in Action," emphasizes the application of curriculum planning skills for educational programs for children; early, middle, and late adolescents; and adult learners. At each level, current trends, innovations, and issues are examined from both theoretical and practical viewpoints.Parkay, Forrest W. is the author of 'Curriculum Planning A Contemporary Approach', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205449606 and ISBN 0205449603.