The Changing Curriculum: Studies in Social Construction

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The Changing Curriculum provides a valuable introduction to the curriculum theories of Ivor F. Goodson. As Kincheloe states, "this paradigm of curriculum study grasps the multi-dimensionality of the relationship between past and present curricular practice. In this context, Goodson recognizes the ties between history, education and politics." The Changing Curriculum reviews the historical and social emergence of curriculum as a concept and curriculum theory as a practice. The early chapters seek to situate work ...
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Overview

The Changing Curriculum provides a valuable introduction to the curriculum theories of Ivor F. Goodson. As Kincheloe states, "this paradigm of curriculum study grasps the multi-dimensionality of the relationship between past and present curricular practice. In this context, Goodson recognizes the ties between history, education and politics." The Changing Curriculum reviews the historical and social emergence of curriculum as a concept and curriculum theory as a practice. The early chapters seek to situate work on curriculum in its full social and ideological context. Later chapters provide examples of this kind of curriculum theory in looking at studies of school subjects and the relationship definitions of curriculum to forms of education, notably the study of American private schools.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 By Way of Introduction 1
2 Investigating Schooling: From the Personal to the Programmatic 7
3 "Chariots of Fire": Etymologies, Epistemologies, and the Emergence of Curriculum 23
4 Basil Bernstein and Aspects of the Sociology of the Curriculum 43
5 Curriculum History, Professionalization, and the Social Organization of Knowledge: An Extended Paradigm for the History of Education 61
6 Docile Bodies: Commonalities in the History of Psychiatry and Schooling 83
7 Curriculum Contests: Environmental Studies Versus Geography 113
8 Beyond the Subject Monolith: Traditions and Subcultures 139
9 Distinction and Destiny: The Importance of Curriculum Form in Elite American Private Schools 163
10 On Curriculum Form: Notes Toward a Theory of Curriculum 181
Publications by the Author (1987-1997) 199
Index 207
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