Steedman, Philip H., "Curriculum and Knowledge Selection," pp. 119-139 in Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple, eds., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988.


Outlines and critiques traditional conceptualization of the relation between curriculum and knowledge; also examines several alternatives from the new sociology that are competing to replace this view.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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