ERIC Number: EJ940515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Can Law Become Curricula's Guidance Counselor?
Goslin, Kimberly G.
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v12 n1 2008
This article asserts that curricula, a living text, ought to take into consideration the virtues of fairness, justice, and integrity as found in law, in order to judge controversial issues of curriculum. This assertion is argued through a comparison of jurisprudence and pedagogy, as well as law and curricula. Dworkin's (1986) contention of "law as integrity" is used to frame the discussion from the perspective of law. Utilizing Wiggins and McTighe's (1999) conception of "enduring understanding", tests of soundness regarding controversial curriculum are considered for examination to determine curriculum's integrity.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Research, Integrity, School Counselors, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making
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