Goodson, Ivor F., "Becoming a School Subject," pp. 160-183 in his The Making of Curriculum: Collected Essays. London: The Falmer Press, 1988. Also in 2nd ed., 1995. A version appears pp. 52-68 in Ivor F. Goodson, Learning, Curriculum, and Life Politics: The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson. London: Routledge, 2005.


Ivor F. Goodson


Discusses the establishment and promotion of geography as a school subject in the United Kingdom.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, School Subjects


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