Educational Experience as Lived: Knowledge, History, Alterity: The Selected Works of William F. Pinar, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Educational Experience as Lived: Knowledge, History, Alterity

The Selected Works of William F. Pinar, 1st Edition

By William F. Pinar


278 pages

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In this volume, Pinar enacts his theory of curriculum, detailing the relations among knowledge, history, and alterity. The introduction is Pinar’s intellectual life history, naming the contributions he has made to understanding educational experience. Study is the center of educational experience, as he demonstrates in the opening chapter. The alterity of educational experience is evident in his conceptions of disciplinarity and internationalization, interrelated projects of historicization, dialogical encounter, and recontextualization. By reactivating the past, not by instrumentalizing the present, we can find the future, explicated in his studies of the Eight-Year Study, the Tyler Rationale, and the gendering and racialization of U.S. school reform. The interrelation of race and gender is emphasized in the chapters on Ida B. Wells and Jane Addams. The technologization of education is critiqued through analysis of the achievements of George Grant and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The educational project of subjective and social reconstruction is explored through study of Musil’s essayism, a genre that corrects the problems accompanying ethnography and created by identity politics.

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Chapter 1 Study

Chapter 2 Allegory

Chapter 3 Internationalization

Chapter 4 Nationalism

Chapter 5 Technology

Chapter 6 Reform

Chapter 7 Misrepresentation

Chapter 8 Conversation

Chapter 9 Place

Chapter 10 Emergence

Chapter 11 Alterity

Chapter 12 Discipline

Chapter 13 Identity

Chapter 14 Resolve

Chapter 15 Decolonization

Chapter 16 Inwardness

Chapter 17 Individuality

Chapter 18 Cosmopolitanism


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About the Author

William F. Pinar is Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia. Pinar has also served as the St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor at Louisiana State University, the Frank Talbott Professor at the University of Virginia, and the A. Lindsay O'Connor Professor of American Institutions at Colgate University. The former President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies and the founder of its U.S. affiliate, the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, Pinar received, in 2000, the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association. In 2004 he received an American Educational Association Outstanding Book Award for What is Curriculum Theory?, the second edition of which was published in 2012 by Routledge.

About the Series

World Library of Educationalists

The World Library of Educationalists celebrates the important contributions to education made by leading experts in their individual fields of study. Each scholar has compiled a career-long collection of what they consider to be their finest pieces: extracts from books, journals, articles, major theoretical and practical contributions, and salient research findings.

For the first time ever the work of each contributor is presented in a single volume so readers can follow the themes and progress of their work and identify the contributions made to, and the development of, the fields themselves.

The distinguished careers of the selected experts span at least two decades and include Richard Aldrich, Stephen J. Ball, Elliot W. Eisner, John Elliott, Howard Gardner, John Gilbert, Ivor F. Goodson, David Hargreaves, David Labaree and E.C. Wragg.

Each book in the series features a specially written introduction by the contributor giving an overview of their career, contextualizing their selection within the development of the field, and showing how their own thinking developed over time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Comparative