Goodson, Ivor F., with Christopher J. Anstead, "Behind the Schoolhouse Door: The Historical Study of Curriculum, " pp. 51-61; 127-129 in Ivor F. Goodson, ed., Studying Curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press, 1994.*


Presents the case for doing historical inquiry on actual school curriculum, delineates principles and processes for such inquiry, and offers a brief example.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum


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