Haggerson, Nelson L., "Reconceptualizing Inquiry in Curriculum: Using Multiple Research Paradigms to Enhance the Study of Curriculum," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 8(Spring, 1988), 81-102. Reprinted pp. 11-26 in Nelson L. Haggerson, Jr., Expanding Curriculum Research and Understanding: A Mytho-Poetic Perspective. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.*


Sets forth four paradigms for use in curriculum study--rational/theoretical, mythological/practical, evolutionary/transformational, and normative/critical.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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