Macdonald, James B., "Theory-Practice and the Hermeneutic Circle,"The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Summer,1981), 130-138 . Reprinted pp. 101-113 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988.*


Traces the role of interpretive understanding in curriculum theory and practice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Hermeneutic Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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