ERIC Number: ED528458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
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The Character of Curriculum Studies: Bildung, Currere, and the Recurring Question of the Subject
Pinar, William F.
This volume assembles essays addressing the recurring question of the "subject," understood both as human person and school subject, thereby elaborating the subjective and disciplinary character of curriculum studies. After examining scholarship on the "subject," Pinar critiques its absence in the new sociology of curriculum, its historically shifting presence in North European (and specifically German) conceptions of "Bildung", in Pinar's concept of "currere", in Frantz Fanon's theorizing of decolonization, and as the subject becomes reconstructed in the intercultural scholarship of Hongyu Wang and in Maxine Greene's theorization of art as experience. Of interest to scholars not only in the US, this book will hold special significance for graduate students and junior scholars who want to know how to conduct curriculum research and development in a field informed by scholarship and theory in the humanities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Sociology, Scholarship, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Art, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Research and Development, Curriculum Research, Humanities, Politics of Education, Multicultural Education, Ideology, Aesthetics
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States