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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study
Curriculum History, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization
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