Slattery, Patrick, Karen A. Krasney, and Michael P. O'Malley, "Hermenuetics, Aesthetics,and the Quest for Answerability: A Dialogic Possibilitiy for Reconceptualizing the Interpretive Process in Curriculum Studies," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 39(October, 2007), 537-558.


Offers an account of seven approaches to hermeneutics (traditional theological, conservative philosophical, contextual, reflective, post-structural, critical, dialogical); advances dialogical hermeneutics as appropriate for curriculum development practice and illustrates in a case report; concludes with arguments supporting this approach.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Decision-making Processes

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Hermeneutic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Development Strategies


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