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Popkewitz, Thomas S. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
This paper explores the intersection of curriculum studies/curriculum history/curriculum theory through the study of systems of reason that order reflection and action. Words about "learning", "empowerment", "problem-solving", "self-realization", "community", and so on, are not merely there in order that educators should "grasp" some reality to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Dillon, J. T. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
What are the basic things that compose curriculum, and what are the questions that may be posed about these things? Joseph Schwab's conception of curriculum is used to introduce a scheme of questions concerning the nature, elements, and practice of curriculum. Formulations of questions by other curriculum theorists are reviewed and analysed in…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Curriculum Development, Educational Theories, Curriculum Design
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McCowan, Tristan – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
While it is clear that all educational undertakings consist of ends and means, the relationship between the two is far from straightforward. This article proposes a framework for understanding the relationship in the context of citizenship education. Qualitative research was undertaken of three educational initiatives in Brazil: the schools of the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Mapping, Interviews