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ERIC Number: EJ1021747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Reading Schwab's the "Practical" as an Invitation to a Curriculum Enquiry
Westbury, Ian
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v45 n5 p640-651 2013
In this retrospective essay reviewing the implications of Joseph Schwab's essay, "The practical: A language for education" (2013 [1970]), 40+?years after its first publication, I identify two "practicals". The first is a comprehensive "Practical 1.1" embracing ends, subject matter, problem source and methods. This "practical" has radical implications for curriculum studies, and for educational theory and research more generally. However, these implications have not been recognized. On the other hand, Schwab's deliberation-centred interpretation of the "practical", the "Practical 1.2", has been widely discussed but has not captured the field of curriculum studies because it fails to map onto the structures of most school systems.
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Language: English
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