Scarino, Angela, "The Australian Curriculum and Its Conceptual Bases: A Critical Analysis," pp. 19-29 in Alan Reid and Deborah Price, eds., The Australian Curriculum: Promises, Problems, and Possibilities. Canberra: Australian Curriculum Studies Associationm 2018.


Angela Scarino


Identifies a lack of conceptual bases in the Australian Curriculum for its view of learners and their life-worlds, for its view of learning, for its view of knowledge and knowing, and for its view of the curriculum as a whole.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making; Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay; Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparative Curriculum


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