Giroux, Henry A., "Schooling and the Culture of Positivism: Notes on the Death of History," Educational Theory, 29(Fall, 1979), 263-284. Reprinted pp. 37-62 in his Ideology, Culture, and the Process of Schooling . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1981.


Henry A. Giroux


Describes how the culture of positivism has influenced the process of schooling and laments the absence of critical reasoning in education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Social Studies, Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge


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