Pinar, William F., "The Voyage Out: Curriculum as the Relation Between the Knower and the Known," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 2(Winter, 1980), 71-92.


Argues that we cannot design an educational experience and that we need descriptions of experience of texts, teachers, and other students; gives excerpts from a student's autobiographical report of the experience of the Virgina Woolf book.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Phenomenological Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum as Experience


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