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, Canada
Faculty of Education
Department of Curriculum Studies
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
EMAIL: [email protected]
Alice Salt, Commissioning Editor, Education Research, Routledge
EMAIL: [email protected]
The Ethics of Becoming a Good Teacher In Conversation with Aristotle and Confucius
Schooling, Human Capital and Civilization A Brief History from Antiquity to the Digital Era
South Korean Education and Learning Excellence as a Hallyu Ethnographic Understandings of a Nation’s Academic Success
Engaging Currere Toward Decolonization Negotiating Black Womanhood through Autobiographical Analysis
Influences and Inspirations in Curriculum Studies Research and Teaching Reflections on the Origins and Legacy of Contemporary Scholarship
Curriculum Histories in Place, in Person, in Practice The Louisiana State University Curriculum Theory Project
Love in the Post-Reconceptualist Era of Curriculum Work Deliberations on the Meanings of Care
By Ying Ma
September 22, 2023
This book explores Aristotelian and Confucian wisdom traditions to understand education and what counts as a good teacher in an embodied dialogic approach. The book creates a dialogue between ancient ideas and the author’s lived experiences as a teacher in cross-cultural landscapes today to ...
By Bruce Moghtader
August 18, 2023
This book explores the formation of human capital in education, interrogating its social and ethical implications, and examining its role in generating policies and practices that govern curriculum studies as an academic field. Using an inquiry approach and offering an intellectual history of ...
By Young Chun Kim, Jae-seong Jo, Jung-Hoon Jung
August 11, 2023
This book constitutes a sociological, anthropological and curricular inquiry into the factors surrounding high academic achievement rates of students in South Korea. Taking root in similar studies conducted around the exemplary nature of the Finnish education model, it explores the phenomenon of ...
By Karl Martin
June 23, 2023
This book revisits the 1970 Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 massacre and the Kent State massacre, using a new approach of currere and psychoanalytic guided regression. Drawing on a variety of interviews with those who were present at the events or who have close connections to the ...
By Shauna Knox
May 31, 2023
This timely volume uniquely illustrates how currere can be applied to the process of decolonizing subjectivity. Centered around the experiences of one black woman from the third world, the text details the theoretical underpinnings of Currere towards Decolonizing (CTD), and walks the reader through...
By Carmen Shields, Adam Garry Podolski, John J. Guiney Yallop
May 31, 2023
This volume highlights lived experiences, personal inspirations and motivations, which have generated scholarship, and influenced the research and teaching of scholars in the field of curriculum studies. Offering contributions from new, established and experienced scholars, chapters foreground the...
By Sandra Leaton Gray, David Scott
April 21, 2023
Most published bodies of work relating to curriculum theory focus exclusively, or almost exclusively, on the contributions of men. This is not representative of influences on educational practices as a whole, and it is certainly not representative of educational theory generally, as women have ...
By Samuel Chen
March 28, 2023
This book presents a new conceptualization of the idea of legacy in a family business setting as an educational experience of teaching and learning between generations. Using the lived experience of the author, it combines autoethnography with a discussion on the influence of Chinese culture on ...
By Petra Hendry, Molly Quinn, Roland Mitchell, Jacqueline Bach
March 10, 2023
This book situates the Curriculum Theory Project at Louisiana State University within a larger historical framework of curriculum work, examining the practices which have sustained this type of curricular vitality over the lifetime of the field’s existence. Divided into seven parts, the authors ...
By Allan Michel Jales Coutinho
March 08, 2023
By employing the autobiographical method of currere and bifocalization, this book sheds light on the significance of love and the ethics of caregiving as means to transform curriculum studies into a post-reconceptualist and collective endeavor. Advancing an understanding of curriculum as a "...
By Hannah Spector
March 02, 2023
Not to be conflated with systems of accountability, this book examines responsibility as a subject of educational inquiry. The author argues that responsibility in its most radical sense is not connected to a higher authority. Rather, responsibility summons the actor to do the right thing when no ...
By Audrey Dentith, David Flinders, John Lupinacci, Jennifer Thom
January 09, 2023
This edited volume extends ecological approaches to curriculum theory by recognizing and building on the contributions of the late Chet A. Bowers to curriculum and ecological studies globally. Chapters provide in-depth explanation of Bowers’ central contributions to the field, including his ...