Pinar, William F., "The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies, 1987: A Personal Retrospective," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 3(Winter, 1988), 157-167. A slightly expanded version of this article appears pp. 1-13 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988, and pp.483-497 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses: Twenty Years of JCT. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.


Reviews the period of radical change in the curriculum field (1957-1987) and the work of the contributors to it.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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