The Making Of The Curriculum: Collected Essays / Edition 2

The Making Of The Curriculum: Collected Essays / Edition 2

by Ivor F Goodson
     
 

This is the second edition of a book first published in 1988 in which Ivor Goodson explores a number of aspects of the 'invention' and promotion of the so-called traditional subjects. He describes the way the subjects develop over time to a point where they can be presented and promoted as 'academic' disciplines. He shows that the claim to be academic is in fact the… See more details below

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This is the second edition of a book first published in 1988 in which Ivor Goodson explores a number of aspects of the 'invention' and promotion of the so-called traditional subjects. He describes the way the subjects develop over time to a point where they can be presented and promoted as 'academic' disciplines. He shows that the claim to be academic is in fact the result of a substantial political contest covering a century or more. The traditional subject is, in short, invented. Once we look at the political process of inventing, promoting and sustaining the school subject a very different perspective to that conventionally employed for understanding the school curriculum emerges. The 'traditional subjects' turn out to be a kind of politician's 'Piltdown man' and, once this is grasped, the existing discourse over the secondary school curriculum is seen in a very different light. By furthering our understanding of the history and politics of curriculum, this book provides a series of challenging insights for those concerned to make sense over the current debate over schooling. The second edition is brought up to date by Goodson considering the impact of the National Curriculum, and by Bill Pinar writing an introduction which places Goodson's work in a North American context.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750703215
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Studies in Curriculum History Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
An Introduction to the Second Edition
IThe Search for Sources
1Investigating State Schooling: The Search for Sources3
2Studying Curriculum12
3Etymologies, Epistemologies and the Emergence of Curriculum: A Speculative Essay25
IIThe Search for Methods
4History of Education in England: Conflicting Paradigms41
5Investigating State Schooling: Exploring New Methods59
IIIEssays and Exemplars
6Teachers' Life Histories and Studies of Curriculum and Schooling71
7History, Context and Qualitative Methods93
8Defining a Subject for the Comprehensive School117
9The Micropolitics of Curricula Change: European Studies144
10Becoming a School Subject160
11The Making of Curriculum184
12Conclusions, Complexities and Contemporary Initiatives in the Making of Curriculum: Towards a National Curriculum
Bibliography
Index

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