Bowers, C. A., "A Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Curriculum Development," pp. 73-95 in his The Promise of Theory: Education and the Politics of Cultural Change . New York: Longman, 1984.


C. A. Bowers


Describes how curriculum can help students distance themselves from their taken-for-granted beliefs and practices by incorporating their phenomenological cultures into the process of socialization, by assisting students in deobjectifying knowledge, and by incorporating a cross-cultural perspective.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Ideology and School Knowledge


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