Connelly, F. Michael, and Shijing Xu, "Curriculum and Curriculum Studies," pp 115-124 in J. Arthur Peterson and Andrew Peterson, eds., The Routledge Companion to Education. New York: Routledge, 2011.


Defines both terms in the title of this article; gives definitions of the structured elements found in curriculum and in curriculum studies; discusses curriculum theory and future developments.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Definitions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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