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Understanding Curriculum: Fifth Printing

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Perhaps not since Ralph Tyler's Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction (1949) has a book communicated the field as completely as Understanding Curriculum. From historical discourses to breaking developments in feminist, poststructuralist, and racial theory, including chapters on political theory, phenomenology, aesthetics, theology, international developments, and ...more
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Published April 4th 2006 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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Ioana
Behold the bible of (US) curriculum discourse. Each chapter tells the story of curriculum from a particular perspective--with 15 chapters and over 850 pages, Pinar et al to some degree survey most of what has been written in the field since its inception in the 1820s and beyond. A good 230 pages are dedicated to the history of curriculum studies, with the rest describing contemporary curriculum perspectives: political, racial, gender, phenomenological, poststructuralist/deconstructed/postmodern, ...more
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Dec 09, 2014 Erin rated it liked it
This is a comprehensive look at the underlying theories of curriculum for k-12 education. It is massive at over 1161 pages and is in paperback form. Hauling this thing to class is going to improve my arm strength.

This is one of the driest, most complex readings on curriculum that I have come across. Having read about 400 pages of it, I decided to drop the class and hoping that I can sell it to someone else that cares more about this topic than I do (nope still have it).

It was dry and boring and
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William Pinar (born 1947) is an American educator, curriculum theorist and international studies scholar. Known for his work in the area of curriculum theory, Pinar is strongly associated with the reconceptualist movement in curriculum theory since the early 1970s. In the early 1970s, along with Madeleine Grumet, Pinar introduced the notion of currere, shifting in a radical manner the notion of cu ...more
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