Kincheloe, Joe L., "The Curriculum and the Classroom," pp. 85-103 in Joe L. Kincheloe, ed., Classroom Teaching: An Introduction. New York Peter Lang, 2008. Reprinted pp. 611-632 in Joao M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg, ed., Curriculum: Decanonizing the Field. New York: Peter Lang, 2016.


Esplains why teaching is so difficult and limited under NCLB guidelines; advises teachers on how to teach under repressive conditions (after becoming aware of how knowledge is produced, how power shapes the curriculum, and how a critical perspective can assist); urges teachers to be developers.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum Development Strategies, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Ideology and School Knowledge, Local Control of Schooling, Social Efficiency/Control, Teacher Planning, Teacher Research, Teaching/Learning Process, Values in the Classroom


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