Whitson, James Anthony, "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, l988.


Critiques the political use of educational choice and educational effectiveness by the political right; places this critique within antipositivist perspective of Freire, Bakhtin, and others.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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