Triche, Stephen S., Reconceiving Curriculum: An Historical Approach. Ph. D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, 2002.


Analyzes the changing views of 20th century curriculum theorists from Tyler to Pinar; outlines the origins of the technological rationale for curriculum from Ramus to Descartes; elucidates Wittgenstein's treatment of language as a form of life (not of logical analysis) and draws implications for curriculum and teaching.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Curriculum as Experience, Discourse Analysis, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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