Giroux, Henry A., "Dialectics and the Development of Curriculum Theory," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 2(Summer, 1980), 27-36. Reprinted pp. 113-126 in his Ideology, Culture, and the Process of Schooling . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1981.


Henry A. Giroux


Describes the role of curriculum theory as a vehicle for critique and vision and the use of the concept of dialectic in renewing its power; discusses totality, mediation, appropriation, and transcendence as categories of dialectic.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation


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