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The Curriculum Studies Reader (2nd Edition)


reviewed by Anju Jolly 2005

coverTitle: The Curriculum Studies Reader (2nd Edition)
Author(s): David J. Flinders and Stephen J. Thornton (Editors)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415945232, Pages: 355, Year: 2004
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At every stage in our history, curriculum theory has been driven by this ultimate goal: Determine what knowledge is important in schools and find the most effective way to teach it. For a serious student of curriculum study, the challenge lies in understanding the intellectual, social, moral, and political foundations of education while at the same time considering the interactions between different perspectives and paradigms that have shaped our curriculum for the past century. Stephen Thornton and David Flinders have met that challenge in the second edition of The Curriculum Studies Reader.   This book is a sterling collection of original writings on curriculum by distinguished educators and philosophers of education. Covering a span of 100 years, the book is divided into four periods, each organized chronologically around paradigms in conflict at the time. Each section opens with a preamble narrative in which the editors provide the background necessary to understand... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1448-1451
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11785, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 10:57:27 AM

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  • Anju Jolly
    Penn State Capital College
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    ANJU JOLLY, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Curriculum program, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Capital College. Interests include study of curriculum foundations, curriculum development, action research in the classroom and brain based teaching.
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