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Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

Series Editor: William F. Pinar

In this age of multimedia information overload, scholars and students may not be able to keep up with the proliferation of different topical, trendy book series in the field of curriculum theory. It will be a relief to know that one publisher offers a balanced, solid, forward-looking series devoted to significant and enduring scholarship, as opposed to a narrow range of topics or a single approach or point of view. This series is conceived as the series busy scholars and students can trust and depend on to deliver important scholarship in the various "discourses" that comprise the increasingly complex field of curriculum theory.

The range of the series is both broad (all of curriculum theory) and limited (only important, lasting scholarship) – including but not confined to historical, philosophical, critical, multicultural, feminist, comparative, international, aesthetic, and spiritual topics and approaches. Books in this series are intended for scholars and for students at the doctoral and, in some cases, master's levels.

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1-10 of 36 results in Studies in Curriculum Theory Series
  1. Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education

    Critical Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics

    By James M. Magrini

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Distinct among contemporary philosophical studies focused on education, this book engages the history of phenomenological thought as it moves from philosophy proper (the European phenomenological-hermeneutic tradition) through curriculum studies. It thus presents the "best of both worlds" for the...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nonviolence and Education

    Cross-Cultural Pathways

    By Hongyu Wang

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    In current global politics, which positions China as a competitor to American leadership, in-depth understandings of transnational mutual engagement are much needed for cultivating nonviolent relations. Exploring American and Chinese professors’ experiences at the intersection of the individual,...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. What Does Understanding Mathematics Mean for Teachers?

    Relationship as a Metaphor for Knowing

    By Yuichi Handa

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    This book opens up alternative ways of thinking and talking about ways in which a person can "know" a subject (in this case, mathematics), leading to a reconsideration of what it may mean to be a teacher of that subject. In a number of European languages, a distinction is made in ways of knowing...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Pragmatism, Post-modernism, and Complexity Theory

    The "Fascinating Imaginative Realm" of William E. Doll, Jr.

    Edited by Donna Treuit

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The first collection of the key works of the major curriculum studies scholar William E. Doll, Jr., this volume provides an overview of his scholarship over his fifty-year career and documents the theoretical and practical contribution he has made to the field . The book is organized in five...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Education of Eros

    A History of Education and the Problem of Adolescent Sexuality

    By Dennis L. Carlson

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The Education of Eros is the first and only comprehensive history of sexuality education and the “problem” of adolescent sexuality from the mid-20th century to the beginning of the 21st. It explores how professional health educators, policy makers, and social and religious conservatives differed in...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Contemplating Curriculum

    Genealogies/Times/Places

    Edited by Wanda Hurren, Erika Hasebe-Ludt

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Contemplating Curriculum takes up world-renowned curricular scholar, teacher, and mentor Ted T. Aoki’s invitation to contemplate where curriculum scholars situate themselves in their work. At the same time it probes into the historical and present conditions that make it both possible and...

    Published September 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. International Handbook of Curriculum Research

    2nd Edition

    Edited by William F. Pinar

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Continuing its calling to define the field and where it is going, the Second Edition of this landmark handbook brings up to date its comprehensive reportage of scholarly developments and school curriculum initiatives worldwide, providing a panoramic view of the state of curriculum studies globally....

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Languages of Education

    Protestant Legacies, National Identities, and Global Aspirations

    By Daniel Tröhler

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    In this landmark contribution to the study of the formation of the modern school, Daniel Tröhler applies one of the most recognized methods of historical research to an analysis of the "language" of the academic discipline of education. Arguing the value of looking at languages rather than...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Subjectivity, Curriculum, and Society

    Between and Beyond the German Didaktik and Anglo-American Curriculum Studies

    By Tero Autio

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    In this book Tero Autio traces not only the key philosophical currents that structure traditional Anglo-American instrumental curriculum theory and Didaktik theories of curriculum which are lesser-known in the U.S., but also the divide between them and, implicitly, the opportunities for traversing...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Curricular Conversations

    Play is the (Missing) Thing

    By Margaret Macintyre Latta

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The central theme of Curricular Conversations is this: Play is the thing that brings aesthetic curricular complications near educators and their students, making the lived consequences very vivid, tangible, and possible. Viewing curriculum as genuine inquiry into what is worth knowing, rather than...

    Published October 4th 2012 by Routledge