Benham, Barbara J., "Curriculum Theory in the 1970's: The Reconceptualist Movement," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Winter, 1981), 162-170.


Reviews the rise and development of the reconceptualist movement in curriculum theory; explains two positions within the movement--existentialist and structuralist-- and the movement's impact.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes


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