Giroux, Henry A., "Beyond the Limits of Radical Educational Reform: Toward a Critical Theory of Education," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 2 (Winter, 1980), 20-46. Reprinted pp. 63-90 in his Ideology, Culture and the Process of Schooling . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1981.


Henry A. Giroux


Analyzes radical approaches to educational reform and argues that radical critiques can show the limits of these reforms; explains critical theory and its use.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Hidden Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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