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1st Edition

Critical Essays on Major Curriculum Theorists

ISBN 9780415339834
Published September 18, 2007 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a critical appreciation of the work of sixteen leading curriculum theorists, taking account of the writings of a balance of established thinkers and curriculum analysts from the fields of education, philosophy, sociology and psychology. Together these commentators offer a broad perspective with views from the UK, the US and Europe, and from a range of political stances ranging from radical conservatism through liberalism to socialism and libertarianism. 
The theorists include major names such as Lev Vygotsky, Jerome Bruner, Maxine Greene, Basil Bernstein, Micheal Foucault, Elliott Eisner, John White, Michael Apple and more. Ideal for students on all teacher training courses looking for an introduction to some of the key educational thinkers of our time, this key text can also be used as a companion volume to the Routledge four-volume set on curriculum theory.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Behavioural Objectives and W.H.Popham  3. Lawrence Stenhouse and the Process Curriculum  4. Foundationalism and Paul Hirst  5. Michel Foucault and Power-Knowledge  6. Michael Apple on Structure  7. Basil Bernstein on Pedagogy  8. Lev Vygotsky and Internalisation  9. Jerome Bruner and Psycho-Cultural Views on Learning  10. Henri Giroux and Critical Pedagogy  11. Donald Schon and Reflection  12. John White on Autonomy  13. Post-modernism and the Curriculum

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David Scott is Professor of Educational Leadership and Learning at the University of Lincoln, UK.


"In addition to its relevance for faculty engaged in curricular rethinking, Scott's work provides a valuable and critical historical review and updating of theoretical discussions of the last forty years for those who can read in depth on curriculum and teaching." -- September 2008, Robert W. Pazmino, Teaching Theology & Religion