What Is Curriculum Theory? [NOOK Book]

Overview

This primer for teachers (prospective and practicing) asks students to question the historical present and their relation to it, and in so doing, to construct their own understandings of what it means to teach, to study, to become "educated." Curriculum theory is presented as the interdisciplinary study of educational experience. The central concept of curriculum studies as a "complicated conversation" is explored.
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What Is Curriculum Theory?

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Overview

This primer for teachers (prospective and practicing) asks students to question the historical present and their relation to it, and in so doing, to construct their own understandings of what it means to teach, to study, to become "educated." Curriculum theory is presented as the interdisciplinary study of educational experience. The central concept of curriculum studies as a "complicated conversation" is explored.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410609793
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/26/2004
  • Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 435 KB

Meet the Author

William F. Pinar is Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Nightmare That Is the Present. The Miseducation of the American Public. Autobiography: A Revolutionary Act. Part II: The Regressive Moment: The Past in the Present. The Primal Scene: "Mortal Educational Combat." The Significance of the South. Part III: The Progressive Moment: The Future in the Present. The Evaporation of the Ego and the Subjectivity of Cyberculture. "Sex Times Technology Equals the Future." Part IV: The Analytic Moment: Anti-Intellectualism and Complicated Conversation. "Something Sound and Important": Interdisciplinarity, Erudition, Self-Reflexivity, Intellectuality. "Possibly Being So": Curriculum as Complicated Conversation. Part V: The Synthetical Moment: Self-Mobilization and Social Reconstruction. Reconstructing the Private and Public Spheres in Curriculum and Teaching. The Education of the American Public. Appendix: Curriculum Studies Journals, Organizations, and Conferences.
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