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The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization


reviewed by George Willis — January 14, 2008

coverTitle: The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization
Author(s): William F. Pinar
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820486868, Pages: 246, Year: 2006
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There are two fundamental questions about which practicing educators, mostly teachers, need to make decisions: the curriculum question, What to teach? and the instructional question, How to teach? Not surprisingly, the two questions have been answered in a multitude of ways down through the centuries, but not until the early decades of the twentieth century had a systematic effort been made to study and to understand as fully as possible how and why the curriculum question can be answered, especially how and why it can be answered in many different but equally appropriate ways. That effort, which began small, has developed into the expansive subfield of the academic study of education now known as curriculum studies, and, in my opinion, nobody has done more to promote the development of curriculum studies during the last four decades than has William F. Pinar. Pinar has done so through both his own scholarly... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 14, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14879, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 3:33:11 AM

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  • George Willis
    University of Rhode Island
    GEORGE WILLIS is a Professor of Education at the University of Rhode Island. His main areas of interest are curriculum studies, educational foundations, and qualitative research and evaluation. He is co-author (with Colin J. Marsh) of Curriculum: Alternative Approaches, Ongoing Issues (4th Edition), 2007 and is currently preparing the article “Curriculum as Spiritual Experience” for the forthcoming Sage Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies.
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