Franklin, Barry M., "Discourse, Rationality, and Educational Research: A Historical Perpective of RER," Review of Educational Research, 69(Winter, 1999), 347-363.*


Explores the relationship between research reviews in curriculum and the way the curriculum field has been constructed and changed over time; identifies four themes revealed by the discourse in which these reviews were framed; interprets historically the changes noted over time in terms of curriculum as an instrument of power.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History


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