ERIC Number: ED182808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Toward Curriculum Inquiry in a New Key. Curriculum, Media & Instruction Occasional Paper No. 2.
Aoki, Ted T.
This paper offers alternatives to curriculum research. It examines Bruner and Schwab's transformation since their espousal of the structure of the discipline-based inquiry in curriculum, Beitell and Eisner's call for going to the roots of curriculum thought, and the reconceptualists' urgings to recognize the need to consider the deep level structure in curriculum inquiry. The paper details three orientations to curriculum research: the empirical-analytic, the situational-interpretative (phenomenological), and the critical inquiry. The conclusion offers a personal orientation toward curriculum inquiry based on the examination of several doctoral dissertations. (Author/LD)
Secondary Education Publications, Dept. of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G5 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on "Phenomenological Description: Potential for Research in Art Education" sponsored by Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 6-8, 1978).