Autio, Tero, Subjectivity, Curriculum, and Society: Between and Beyond German Didaktik and Anglo-American Curriculum Studies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006.


Tero Autio


Traces the intellectual contributions to the instrumentalist values underlying the dominant curriculum discourse of the 20th century; notes that both the Didaktik and American curriculum traditions fall within this instrumentalist ideology; quotes dozens of thinkers including Descarte, Weber, Calvin, Locke, Kant, and Tyler.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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