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ERIC Number: EJ1087385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Bringing Curriculum Theory and Didactics Together: A Deweyan Perspective
Deng, Zongyi
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v24 n1 p75-99 2016
Using Dewey's method of resolution for resolving a dualism exemplified in "The Child and the Curriculum," this article reconciles and brings together two rival schools of thought--curriculum theory and didactics--in China. The central thesis is that the rapprochement requires a reconceptualisation of curriculum theory and didactics in light of the Practical and the German "Didaktik" tradition, respectively, together with an understanding of their complementary relationship within the societal, institutional and instructional contexts of schooling. The article concludes by drawing implications for reconstructing curriculum theory and didactics within the context of China's recent curriculum reform and for the international dialogue of curriculum vs. "Didaktik."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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