Haggerson, Nelson L., Jr., "Curriculum Theory and Time, Space, and Knowledge," Journal of Time Space and Knowledge, 1(No. 1, 1982), 31-46. Reprinted pp. 193-208 in Nelson L. Haggerson, Jr., Expanding Curriculum Research and Understanding: A Mytho-Poetic Perspective. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.


Employs the metaphors of "contract" ( open and closed) and of "stream" to analyze curriculum inquiry; classifies modes of inquiry into rational (theoretical/verification), mythological (practical/discovery), and evolutionary (transformational/self-organizing).

Broad Topical Focus

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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes


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