Lopes, Alice Casimiro, and Elizabeth Macedo, "An Analysis of Disciplinarity on the Organization of School Knowledge," pp. 169-185 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009.


Reviews various approaches to organizing the content of the curriculum (separate subjects/interdisciplinary); makes the distinction between subjects reflecting the disciplines of knowledge and those organized as school subjects that integrate content from multiple disciplines; illustrates this difference with the example of school science in Brazilian curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and the Disciplines, School Subjects, Science, Comparative Curriculum


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