Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Curriculum Study, Curriculum History, and Curriculum Theory: The Reason of Reason," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 41(June, 2009), 301-319.


Explores the systems of reason that surround the language used within curriculum practices, policies, reforms, and research; several illustrations are given showing political commitments embedded in the language used; discusses issues involved and possible responses.

Broad Topical Focus

Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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