Deng, Zongyi, and Allan Luke, "Subject Matter: Defining and Theorizing School Subjects," pp. 66-87 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.


Describes how curriculum planners draw upon disciplinary, practical, and experiential knowledge to develop subject matter for schooling; illustrates and analyzes the various approaches in relation to historical curriculum orientations and the changing demands of technology and society.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization


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