Wright, Handel Kashope, "Nailing Jell-O to the Wall: Pinpointing Aspects of State-of-the-art Curriculum Theorizing," Educational Researcher, 29 (June-July, 2000), 4-13.*


Identifies five characteristics of contemporary curriculum theory and illustrates two of these (politics of difference and the struggle between traditionalists and the currently dominant reconceptualists) with data from the 1999 Division B-AERA program.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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