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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History
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