Burke, Kenneth, and Avner Segall, "Christianity and Its Legacy in Education," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(No. 5, 2011), 631-658.


Analyzes the relationship between religion and education; examines historically the remnants of Christian thought in U. S. schooling (dates-B.C./A.D.; terms-dean, mission,academic gowns; apple-as metaphor; childhood-as innocent or deviant; conversion-regulation of behavior, et cet.); addresses implications of this analysis.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum


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