Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Educational Reform: Rhetoric, Ritual, and Social Interest," Educational Theory, 38 (Winter, 1988), 77-93.
Discusses the social construction of schooling as evidenced by changes in curriculum and teaching; discusses the social distribution of knowledge and the discourses of school reform as evidence of social and political relations and interests.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Change,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study
Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge
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