Kitching, Gavin, The Trouble with Theory: The Educational Costs of Postmodernism. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008.
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
Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study
Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses
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