White, John, "Introduction," pp. 1-8 in John White, The Curriculum and the Child: The Selected Works of John White. London: Routledge, 2005.
Features the author's career-long concern as a philosopher of education with the aims of education, his own capsulization of these aims in the idea of "human well-being," and with other possible associated aims; introduces sixteen of the author's writings, four of which focus directly on curriculum and the rest indirectly, largely with reference to the United Kingdom but with parallels elsewhere.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling
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