Pinar, William F., "Reconstructing the Private and Public Spheres in Curriculum and Teaching," pp. 205-232 in his What is Curriculum Theory ? Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004.


Condemns the anti-intellectual business mentality now dominant in U.S. education and public policies (such as the NCLB Act) and the collusion by groups such as AACTE and NCATE with these policy directions; challenges curriculum theorists to teach against this mentality both in the classroom and with the public.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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