Kitching, Gavin, The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008.


Gavin Kitching


Contains a set of philosophical arguments against theorists' adopting a postmodern philosophy of language like that found in the work of Foucault; draws on Wittgenstein's work to support the Enlightenment understanding of language and language use; critiques postmodern theorizing by students in excerpts from their theses.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Theorists, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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