Goodson, Ivor F., "Studying Curriculum: Towards a Social Constructionist Perspective," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 22(July-August, 1990), 299-312.* Reprinted pp. 133-148 in Ivor F. Goodson, Learning, Curriculum and Life Politics: The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson. London: Routledge, 2005.


Ivor F. Goodson


Makes the case for linking studies of teachers' life histories and of the context of prescriptions for and interactions within the practice of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Generation


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