Whitson, James Anthony, "Is There No Outside of Curriculum-as-Text?" pp. 339-354 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009.


Discusses the differences between scholarly and popular conceptions of curriculum; examines the differences between curriculum-as-text and curriculum-as-life or -being; suggests implications for research and for practice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience


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