Understanding Curriculum: An Introduction to the Study of Historical and Contemporary Curriculum DisCourses / Edition 1

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A comprehensive textbook for both undergraduate and graduate courses, presenting the American curriculum field from historical discourses to new developments in feminist, poststructuralist, and racial theory, including chapters on political theory, phenomenology, aesthetics, theology, international developments, and a lengthy chapter on institutional concerns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820426013
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Series: Counterpoints of Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1143
  • Sales rank: 371,068
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Sect. I Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Understanding Curriculum: An Introduction 3
Sect. II Historical Discourses 1828-1979 67
Ch. 2 Understanding Curriculum as Historical Text: Creation and Transformation, 1828-1927 69
Ch. 3 Understanding Curriculum as Historical Text: Crisis, Transformation, Crisis, 1928-1969 124
Ch. 4 Understanding Curriculum as Historical Text: The Reconceptualization of the Field 1970-1979 186
Sect. III Contemporary Curriculum Discourses 1980-1994 241
Ch. 5 Understanding Curriculum as Political Text 243
Ch. 6 Understanding Curriculum as Racial Text 315
Ch. 7 Understanding Curriculum as Gender Text 358
Ch. 8 Understanding Curriculum as Phenomenological Text 404
Ch. 9 Understanding Curriculum as Poststructuralist, Deconstructed, Postmodern Text 450
Ch. 10 Understanding Curriculum as Autobiographical/Biographical Text 515
Ch. 11 Understanding Curriculum as Aesthetic Text 567
Ch. 12 Understanding Curriculum as Theological Text 606
Ch. 13 Understanding Curriculum as Institutionalized Text 661
Ch. 14 Understanding Curriculum as International Text 792
Sect. IV Conclusion: Postscript 845
Ch. 15 Understanding Curriculum: A Postscript for the Next Generation 847
References 869
Subject index 1035
Name index 1117
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