Scott, David, "Six Curriculum Discourses: Contestation and Edification," pp. 31-42 in Alex Moore, ed., Schooling, Society, and Curriculum. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Identifies and critically appraises six discourses within which curriculum policies and policy-making are conducted: foundationalism, conventionalism, instrumentalism, technical rationality, critical pedagogy, and postmodernism.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
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