Frein, Mark, "Strange Bedfellows?: Critical Curriculum Theory and the Analysis of Concepts in Education," Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook, 1998. Champaign, IL: Philosophy of Education Sociey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.*


Mark Frein


Contrasts conceptual analysis with critical theory as approaches to research in curriculum theory; urges that the former take on the perspective of the latter; shows how this combination can be useful in curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization


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