Whitson, James A., "The Politics of 'Non-Political' Curriculum: Heteroglossia and the Discourse of 'Choice' and 'Effectiveness'," pp. 279-330 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988.*


Examines censorship, choice, and school effectiveness from analytic, critical, and legal perspectives.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Hidden Curriculum


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