Macdonald, James B., "Curriculum, Consciousness, and Social Change," Foundations Studies, 5(Fall, 1978), 27-45. Reprinted in Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Winter, 1981), 143-153. Reprinted pp. 156-174 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick,1988.*


Shows how a liberating perspective can permeate curriculum; presents design guidelines.

Broad Topical Focus

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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Normative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Philosophical Schools


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