Apple, Michael W., "Scientific Interests and the Nature of Educational Institutions," pp. 120-132 in William Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975.


Argues that the curriculum field follows an outmoded positivist method of science, thinking it is interest-free, and needs to follow other forms of rationality.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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