Pinar, William F., "The Synoptic Text Today," JCT, 20(Spring, 2004), 7-22. Reprinted pp. 1-14 in William F. Pinar, The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.


Recommends doing historical synopses of research on the intellectual content of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization


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