Jacobs, Heidi Hayes, "A New Essential Curriculum for a New Time," pp. 7-17 (and 3 related articles, pp. 18-79) in Heidi Hayes Jacobs, ed., Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,, 2010.


Makes the case for upgrading the curriculum within a new vision of schools that fully utilizes current technologies; threats upgrading assessment, content, program structures, and grouping of students and of professionals; introduces 9 related essays in this book which discuss and give examples of new visions at work in schools.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Curriculum Frameworks, Content Selection and Organization, Student Assessment


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