This revised and updated version of An Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction is intended to be a clear, down-to-earth resource for students in teacher preparation programs. Primarily designed for supporting teaching and learning in generic introductory curriculum and instruction courses, the book is also intended as a source of practical suggestions for use during practicum experiences, in further C & I courses, and early career teaching. An Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction contains information about curriculum, lesson planning, instructional strategies, and classroom management. The aim is to provide students with a low-cost basic resource containing the research-based, programrelevant, and up-to-date information student teachers need to be successful in teacher education and beyondÑmany students have found earlier versions of this book a useful resource throughout their education program. Ultimately, I anticipate that this small book will not only enhance your own professional learning, but also the learning and quality of classroom life for your future students.
The Author Keith Roscoe is an associate professor and science education specialist in the Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Keith has 40 years of varied teaching experience and has taught curriculum and instruction courses at the University of Alberta, University of Montana and University of Lethbridge. He is principal author of the science methods textbook, Scientific Literacy For Canadian Students: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and has published several articles in science education, classroom management, and assessment.