Thinking About The Curriculum (Routledge Revivals)

The nature and treatment of curriculum problems

By William A Reid

© 1978 – Routledge

132 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1978, this book looks at the ‘curriculum crisis’ of the 1970s, examining the effect it has had for Curriculum Studies and curriculum policy making. It focuses on a time when long-established structures and procedures were challenged and schools were accused of having lost touch with the wants and needs of communities. The author argues that the curriculum should become part of community interest and be led by this, rather than by professionals and initiates. Indeed, he feels that the curriculum must have an identity which avoids alliances with technocrats, bureaucrats or ideologues, but yet has a positive philosophy and a commitment to good values.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Curriculum debates and Curriculum Studies 2. Thinking about the practical 3. The concept of curriculum research 4. Practical reasoning and curriculum decisions 5. The problem of curriculum change 6. Rationalism or humanism? The future of Curriculum Studies; Notes; Name Index; Subject Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU007000
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDU034000
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General