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ERIC Number: ED431219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 35
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The Great Refusal: Curriculum Transitions--The Seventies.
Marshall, J. Dan; Kim, Pyeong-gook
This paper offers a history of curriculum research. It discusses how, by 1969, the conventional curriculum field in America had become irrelevant. This situation would change in the 1970s as curriculum research began its climb back toward legitimacy. During the decade, a new trend in synoptic curriculum efforts appeared--a more considered approach to delineating curriculum studies while attempting to situate the field in a historical context. This period also marked the rise of special-interest groups in curriculum studies, a development that allowed for the sharing of diverse ideas. Curriculum studies enjoyed new-found growth as curriculum theorizing hit its stride, borrowing heavily from schools of thought like European critical and neo-Marxist thinking, depth psychology, and feminist theory rather than the standard areas of developmental, humanistic, and cognitive psychology. To this dynamism was added the contributions of non-U.S curriculum scholars, many of whom explored curriculum and schooling from new vantage points. This influx was coupled with a renewed emphasis on the history of the curriculum field, which, in part, led to a revolt against scientism and rationality and prompted a shift from curriculum as a deductive science to curriculum as a practical art requiring negotiation, judgment, and reasoning. (Contains approximately 75 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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