Popkewitz, Thomas S., "The Formation of School Subjects and the Political Context of Schooling," pp. 1-14 in Thomas S. Popkewitz, ed., The Formation of the School Subjects: The Struggle for Creating an American Institution. Philadelphia: Falmer, 1987.*


Introduces the history of the creation of school subjects and the social and ideological pressures on this process.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

School Subjects, Psychology and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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