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2nd Edition

International Handbook of Curriculum Research

Edited By

William F. Pinar

ISBN 9780415804301
Published September 3, 2013 by Routledge
572 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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