The Changing Curriculum: Studies in Social Construction (Counterpoints #18) (Paperback)

The Changing Curriculum: Studies in Social Construction (Counterpoints #18) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Ivor F. Goodson Cover Image

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This is book number 18 in the Counterpoints series.


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.

About the Author

The Author: Ivor F. Goodson is Professor of Education in the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester, and holds a Chair of Education at the University of East Anglia, in England. He is currently Scholar-in-Residence at Lovejoy Hall at the University of Rochester. He has written widely on Curriculum theory and life history methods. His publications include: School Subjects and Curriculum Change, The Making of Curriculum, Studying School Subjects, Biography Identity and Schooling (with Rob Walker), Studying Teacher's Lives, Through the School House Door, and Studying Curriculum: Cases and Methods. He is also the Founding Editor of The Journal of Education Policy. Recently, he was awarded the W.D. Wilson Fellowship to study education in South Africa. His visit was hosted by the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Cape Town.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820426099
ISBN-10: 0820426091
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: July 1st, 1997
Pages: 210
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints