Jackson, Philip W. , "Conceptions of Curriculum and Curriculum Specialists," pp. 3-40 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.*


Reviews in depth the issues involved in variations among conceptions of both curriculum and the work of curriculum specialists; takes up definitional issues, perpectival issues, and professional issues.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Professionalization in Curriculum, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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