Pinar, William F., "The Problem with Curriculum and Pedagogy," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Summer, 2005), 67-82. Reprinted pp. 109-120 in William F. Pinar, The Synoptic Text Today and Other Essays: Curriculum Development after the Reconceptualization. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.


Critiques the tying of "teaching" rather than "study" to curriculum; explicates the use of the active study model by students rather than the social engineering model by teachers and the accountability system.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Conceptions of Teaching, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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