Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Soviet Pedagogic Science: Visions and Contradictions," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(April-June, 1984), 111-130. Rewritten for chapter three in his Paradigm & Ideology in Educational Research. London: Falmer Press, 1984.


Describes pedagogical research in the Soviet Union and its commitments to dialectical materialism; reviews inquiry procedures in this research; describes educational psychology and didactics.

Broad Topical Focus

Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Conceptions of Teaching, Comparative Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Curriculum and Politics, Teacher Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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