Hendry, Petra Munro, "Narrative and Curriculum Theorizing,." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Eduation. Online 24 October 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.134


Traces the emergence of narrative inquiry in curriculum studies as a form of interpretive inquiry in contrast to more technical approaches; explains its grounding in ontological/ethical views of "being" rather than in disciplinary views of knowledge/epistemology; discusses these differences and the shift in curriculum inquiry that these differences have brought about; also discusses the view of curriculum as "becoming' rather than "replication" that this shift implies; discusses how the narrative (narrating) way of inquiry is approached by curriculum theorists.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Narrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generartion, Qualitiative Research, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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