Understanding curriculum: an introduction to the study of historical and contemporary curriculum discourses

  • Pinar W
  • Reynols W
  • Slattery P
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When it comes to educational tomes, it would be hard not to recommend Understanding Curriculum (Pinar, Reynolds, Slattery, & Taubman, 2000). The book offers a thorough overview of the last 150 years of curriculum thought and is organized in such a way that, although lengthy (nearly 1000 pages), it is palatable to both the generalist and the specialist. I would recommend this text unhesitatingly as a breakthrough work of scholarship and as an invaluable guide through what can seem to the weary traveler a bewildering curriculum landscape.

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  • Curriculum development
  • Education history

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  • W F Pinar

  • W M Reynols

  • P Slattery

  • P M Taubman

  • Kenneth A (REVIEWER) McClelland

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