Connelly, F. Michael, "Joseph Schwab, Curriculum, Curriculum Studies, and Educational Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 5, 2013), 622-639.


Explains Schwab's conceptualization of a dialectical way of relating theory and practice in curriculum (quite a different principle from that prevalent in Curriculum Studies at the time of Schwab's writings); discusses what has happened since Schwab's time to curriculum studies, to curriculum reform, and to curriculum policy; suggests educational reform requires entering a massive, on-going, narrative process.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Change

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Professors


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