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ERIC Number: EJ885828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Of Curriculum Conceptions, Orientations, and Cultures: A Rejoinder to John E. Hull
Van Brummelen, Harro
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v13 n2 p169-173 2009
In this article, the author presents a rejoinder to John E. Hull. Van Brummelen first states his appreciation of John Hull's thoughtful evaluation of his views of curriculum, views in which many Christian educators have played a part. It has been several decades since the author spelled out what Hull calls an "education for discipleship" orientation. Here, Van Brummelen examines whether it is still functional, whether it has had some influence on school praxis, and whether it needs revision to make it more fruitful. Particularly pertinent in Hull's paper is his contention that living a life of discipleship as a school community is at least as significant as having an orientation in shaping school curriculum. The author contends that Hull does not distinguish sufficiently between a curriculum orientation and a curriculum conception. As a result, Hull fails to see clearly that while different curriculum orientations do lead students to experience a different "story," differing orientations do not always or necessarily lead to different educational experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A