Goodson, Ivor, "Subjects for Study: Aspects of a Social History of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 15(October-December, 1983), 391-408. A later version appears as "Subjects for Study," pp. 343-367 in Ivor Goodson, ed., Social Histories of the Secondary Curriculum: Subjects for Study. London: Falmer Press, 1985.


Ivor Goodson


Analyzes some aspects of histories of curriculum subjects.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

School Subjects, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Secondary School Curriculum


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