Understanding Curriculum: An Introduction to the Study of Historical and Contemporary Curriculum Discourses

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P. Lang, 1995 - Education - 1143 pages
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Perhaps not since Ralph Tyler's Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction (1949) has a book communicated the field as completely as Understanding Curriculum. From historical discourses to breaking developments in feminist, poststructuralist, and racial theory, including chapters on political theory, phenomenology, aesthetics, theology, international developments, and a lengthy chapter on institutional concerns, the American curriculum field is here. It will be an indispensable textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses alike.

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This is a comprehensive look at the underlying theories of curriculum for k-12 education. It is massive at over 1161 pages and is in paperback form. Hauling this thing to class is going to improve my ... Read full review

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The Authors: William F. Pinar teaches curriculum theory at Louisiana State University. William M. Reynolds teaches curriculum theory at Purdue University. Patrick Slattery teaches curriculum theory at Ashland University (Ohio). Peter M. Taubman teaches English at Poly Prep Country Day School (New York).

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