Halvorson, Mark, "Revealing the Technological Irresponsibility in Curriculum Design," Curriculum Inquiry, 41(January, 2011), 34-47.


Mark Halvorson


Reexamines Tyler's Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction critically in terms of its theoretical, practical, and productive aspects; the last of these employs a critical theory of technology (A. Feenberg, 1999);concludes that Tyler's technology of curriculum design has been inappropriately universalized and has ignored the subjectivity of teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Development Strategies, Discourse Analysis, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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