For fifteen years, The Curriculum Studies Reader has been a field-defining anthology, bringing together the best scholarship from curriculum studies’ past and present. From John Dewey’s nineteenth-century creed to Nel Noddings’ twenty-first century aims, this thoughtful combination of new and timely essays provides a complete survey of the discipline coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum and an examination of contemporary topics. New to this much-anticipated fourth edition are substantive updates to the selections of contemporary readings, including pieces by Thomas Misco and Peter Hlebowitsh, reflecting issues such as globalization and the reconciliation between reconceptualists and traditionalists in regard to curriculum.
Carefully balanced to engage with the history of curriculum studies while simultaneously looking ahead to its future, The Curriculum Studies Reader continues to be the most authoritative collection in the field.
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David J. Flinders is Professor of Curriculum Studies in the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Stephen J. Thornton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at the University of South Florida, USA.Review:
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"This Reader is a beginning to study, not an ending. It invites readers to think carefully and, then, to join with colleagues in the construction of decisions about real curriculum questions in real schools for real students."
-- O. L. Davis, Jr., Catherine Mae Parker Centennial Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
"...will be of interest to all who want to know why we teach what we teach in schools."
-- Harvard Educational Review
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