Goodson, Ivor F., "The Making of Curriculum," pp. 184-196 in THe Making of Curriculum: Colleted Essays. London: Falmer Press, 1988. Also in 2nd ed., 1995. Reprinted pp. 81-90 in Ivor F. Goodson, Learning, Curriculum, and Life Politics: The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson. London: Routledge, 2005.


Ivor F. Goodson


Shows how historical studies of curriculum use both internal and external factors in explaining curriculum changes as political processes; examples are from the United Kingdom.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics


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