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The essays in this volume bring together leading-edge scholars to illuminate the work of William E. Doll, Jr., as a key curriculum thinker of global impact, and introduce his work and influence to new generations of scholars, teachers, and students of education. Drawing on their individual contexts, contributors cover a range of topics and themes, including engagement with pragmatism, the work of John Dewey, and the inclusion of post-modern, chaos, and complexity theories to education and curriculum. Advancing our understanding and conversation of existing problems and possibilities in education, this collection serves as both an homage to Doll and a call for action and consideration of what matters in education.
of William E. Doll, Jr. to Curriculum Studies
Part I: Of Influence, Inspiration, and Intellectual Adventure
[M. Jayne Fleener]
of Euro-American Curriculum Theories from Descartes Onwards
Part II: Of Engagement, Immersion, and Transformative Experience
[David W. Jardine]
[Bernard P. Ricca]
Part III: Of Play, Praxis, and Pedagogical Grace
Bill Doll Dance
[Stephen S. Triche]
[Sarah Smitherman Pratt]
Part IV: Of Method, Mystery, and Visionary Magic
[Kathleen R. Kesson]
Part V: Of School, Society, and the Sacred in Scholarly Tradition
[Eero Ropo and Veli-Matti Värri]
[Petra Munro Hendry]
List of Contributors
In this age of multimedia information overload, scholars and students may not be able to keep up with the proliferation of different topical, trendy book series in the field of curriculum theory. It will be a relief to know that one publisher offers a balanced, solid, forward-looking series devoted to significant and enduring scholarship, as opposed to a narrow range of topics or a single approach or point of view. This series is conceived as the series busy scholars and students can trust and depend on to deliver important scholarship in the various "discourses" that comprise the increasingly complex field of curriculum theory.
The range of the series is both broad (all of curriculum theory) and limited (only important, lasting scholarship) – including but not confined to historical, philosophical, critical, multicultural, feminist, comparative, international, aesthetic, and spiritual topics and approaches. Books in this series are intended for scholars and for students at the doctoral and, in some cases, master's levels.
Persons interested in submitting book proposals or in serving as reviewers for this series are invited to contact
Professor William F. Pinar
Canada Research Chair
University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
Department of Curriculum Studies
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4