Eisner, Elliot W., "Curriculum Ideologies," pp. 302-326 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.


Reviews the role and function of ideologies in curriculum; discusses religious orthodoxy, rational humanism, progressivism, critical theory, reconceptualism, and cognitive pluralism.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Normative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Hidden Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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