Fay, Brian, "How People Change Themselves: The Relationship Between Critical Theory and Its Audience," pp. 200-233, 266-269 in T. Ball, ed., Political Theory and Praxis: New Perspectives . Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1977. Reprinted pp. 55-92 in John W. Smyth, ed., Reflection in Action . Victoria: Deakin Univeristy, 1986.


Brian Fay


Describes how critical theory differs from instrumentalist theory; poses and answers objections to an educative model of how change can be brought about.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Change

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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