ERIC Number: EJ885829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
A Surrejoinder to Harro Van Brummelen
Hull, John E.
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v13 n2 p175-176 2009
This article presents the author's response to John Hull's thoughtful evaluation of his article on shaping school curriculum in which many Christian educators have played a part. The author cites that 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. Hull claims that teachers tend to uncritically combine elements of various curriculum orientations, thereby unreflectively adopting a "curriculum as technology" one. No doubt that does happen, but part of the problem is that Hull does not distinguish sufficiently between a curriculum orientation and a curriculum conception. As a result, he 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. He feels that Jackson and Hull are unduly pessimistic about the capability of schools and teachers to consciously construct a curriculum rooted in a particular orientation.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Experience, Reader Response, Criticism, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Christianity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A