Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Knowledge, Power, and a General Curriculum," pp. 69-93 in Ian Westbury and Alan C. Purves, eds., Cultural Literacy and the Idea of General Education , Eighty-Seventh Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.


Discusses power elements in subjects in the general education curriculum, including classroom inequities.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, Liberal Education/General Education, School Subjects, Curriculum and Politics


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