Goodson, Ivor F., " 'Chariots of Fire': Etymologies, Epistemologies, and the Emergence of Curriculum," pp. 13-25 in Geoffrey Milburn, Ivor F. Goodson, and Robert J. Clark, eds., Re-Interpreting Curriculum Research: Images and Arguments. Philadelphia: Falmer, 1989. Reprinted pp.25-38 in Ivor F. Goodson, The Making of Curriculum: Collected Essays, 2nd ed. London: Falmer, 1995. Also reprinted pp. 42-51 in Ivor F. Goodson, Learning, Curriculum and Life Politics: The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson. London: Routledge, 2005.


Ivor F. Goodson


Traces the rise of curriculum in British institutions from 1500 to the present.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum History


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