ERIC Number: ED110420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum and Teaching: An Un-American View.
Pedagogical research in the United States has greatly influenced the methods by which research on curriculum and teaching has been carried out in Scandinavian countries. The predominant view on how to conduct scientific research in pedagogics has always been based on the positivist philosophy of science. In the late 1960s, however, criticism concerning established methods of pedagogical research emerged in several European countries. Current research in these countries represents an important step toward the necessary redirection of pedagogical research. Research on curriculum and teaching should be based upon a thorough analysis of the functions of educational systems. Some promising attempts have been made along this line based on dialectical materialism. Theory and research on the one hand, and the practice of teaching or curriculum development on the other, are not clearly separable activities if a radical perspective toward pedagogical research--one not based on the positivist philosophy of science--is chosen. (A discussion of educational systems, curriculum, and teaching is included.) (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Chancellor of the Swedish Universities, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 31-April 2, 1975)