2nd Edition

International Handbook of Curriculum Research

Edited By William F. Pinar Copyright 2014
    572 Pages
    by Routledge

    572 Pages
    by Routledge

    Continuing its calling to define the field and where it is going, the Second Edition of this landmark handbook brings up to date its comprehensive reportage of scholarly developments and school curriculum initiatives worldwide, providing a panoramic view of the state of curriculum studies globally. Its international scope and currency and range of research and theory reflect and contribute significantly to the ongoing internationalization of curriculum studies and its growth as a field worldwide.

    Changes in the Second Edition:

    • Five new or updated introductory chapters pose transnational challenges to key questions curriculum research addresses locally.
    • Countries absent in the First Edition are represented: Chile, Colombia, Cypress, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland.
    • 39 new or updated chapters on curriculum research in 34 countries highlight curriculum research that is not widely known in North America.

    This handbook is an indispensable resource for prospective and practicing teachers, for curriculum studies scholars, and for education students around the world.



    William F. Pinar

    Section I
    Five Essays of Introduction

    Chapter 1
    The Internationalization of Curriculum Research
    Tero Autio

    Chapter 2
    Race and Education in the Age of Digital Capitalism
    Cameron McCarthy, Ergin Bulut, Rushika Patel

    Chapter 3
    Wisdom Responses to Globalization
    David Geoffrey Smith

    Chapter 4
    The Globalization of Curriculum Research: Lessons from Europe
    Daniel Tröhler

    Chapter 5
    A Nonviolent Perspective on Internationalizing Curriculum Studies
    Hongyu Wang

    Section II
    39 Essays on Curriculum Research in 34 Countries

    Chapter 6
    Curriculum Studies in Argentina: Documenting the Constitution of a Field
    Silvina Feeney and Flavia Terigi

    Chapter 7
    The Curriculum Field in Brazil since the 1990s
    Alice Casimiro Lopes and Elizabeth Macedo

    Chapter 8
    Curriculum Tendencies in Brazil
    Silvia Elizabeth Miranda de Moraes

    Chapter 9
    Curricular Landscapes, Neoliberal Densities: Curriculum Reform and Research in Chile
    Claudia Matus Cánovas

    Chapter 10
    Curriculum Studies in China: Retrospect and Prospect
    Zhang Hua and Zhenyu Gao

    Chapter 11
    Curriculum Studies in Colombia
    Juny Montoya-Vargas

    Chapter 12
    Curriculum Studies in Cyprus: Intellectual History and Present Circumstances
    Nikoletta Christodoulou

    Chapter 13
    Curriculum Development and Research in Ethiopia

    Woube Kassaye

    Chapter 14
    Governing Autonomy: Subjectivity, Freedom, and Knowledge in Finnish Curriculum Discourse
    Antti Saari, Sauli Salmela, Jarkko Vilkkilä

    Chapter 15
    Curriculum, Evaluation, and Control in Germany
    Wolfgang Böttcher

    Chapter 16
    Competence-Oriented Curriculum Reform in the Federal Republic of Germany
    Charlotte Röhner

    Chapter 17
    In Search of a Diverse Curriculum: Toward the Making of a Postmodern Hong Kong in the 21st Century
    Edmond Hau-Fai Law

    Chapter 18
    The Iranian Curriculum Field Recounted: Understanding the Multiplicity of Discourses
    Mahmound Mehrmohammadi

    Chapter 19 
    Curriculum Inquiry in the Republic of Ireland
    Kevin Williams and Elaine McDonald

    Chapter 20
    Curriculum Planning from the National to the Glocal: The Israeli Case
    Yehoshua Mathias and Naama Sabar

    Chapter 21
    “Cities and Signs”: Understanding Curriculum Studies in Italy
    Paula M. Salvio

    Chapter 22
    Educational Reform in Contemporary Japan
    Tadahiko Abiko

    Chapter 23
    Japanese Educational Reform for the Twenty-First Century: The Impact of New Course Studies towards the Post-Modern Era in  Japan
    Shigeru Asanuma

    Chapter 24
    Political Change and Development of Centralized Curriculum Policy in South Korea
    Yonghwan Lee

    Chapter 25
    Curriculum Studies as Reconceptualization Discourse: A Tale of South Korea
    Young Chun Kim, Dong Sung Lee, and Jae Hong Joo

    Chapter 26
    Tomorrow Never Dies A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Luxembourgish Curriculum
    Thomas Lenz, Anne Rohstock and Catherina Schreiber 

    Chapter 27
    Curriculum Research in Mexico
    Frida Díaz Barriga

    Chapter 28
    Curriculum Research in the Netherlands
    Willem Wardekker, Monique Volman, and Jan Terwel

    Chapter 29
    Curriculum Studies in Nigeria
    Rosita Okekenwa Igwe

    Chapter 30
    Curriculum Theory and Research in Norway: Traditions, Trends and Topics
    Kirsten Sivesind and Berit Karseth

    Chapter 31
    Theoretical Approaches Underlying Primary Education Curricula in Peru
    Lileya Manrique, Diana Revilla and Pilar Lamas

    Chapter 32
    Poland: Through Golden and Dark Ages of History and Education
    Aleksandra Łuczak

    Chapter 32
    Curriculum Research in Portugal: Emergence, Research, and Europeanization
    José Augusto Pacheco and Filipa Seabra

    Chapter 34
    Curriculum: A Constant Concern in Romania
    Rodica Mariana Niculescu

    Chapter 35
    The History of Curriculum in Russia
    Vladimir Blinov

    Chapter 36
    Curriculum in Singapore
    Viniti Vaish

    Chapter 37
    Curriculum Reform and the Field of Curriculum in Spain
    César Coll and Elena Martín

    Chapter 38
    Curriculum Research in South Africa
    Lesley LeGrange

    Chapter 39
    From Rationalist Autonomy to Scientific Empiricism: A History of Curriculum in Switzerland
    Rebekka Horlacher and Andrea De Vincenti

    Chapter 40
    A Review of Curriculum Study in Taiwan
    Hwang, Jenq-Jye, Chang, Chia-Yu, Chen, Derwen

    Chapter 41
    Curriculum Research in Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to the Republic
    Sümer Aktan

    Chapter 42
    Curriculum Studies in Turkey since 2000
    Dilek Gözütok

    Chapter 43
    Developing Curriculum History: A British Perspective
    Ivor F. Goodson

    Chapter 44
    Curriculum Research in the United States: Crisis, Reconceptualization, Internationalization
    William F. Pinar



    William F. Pinar is Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada.