Pratt’s Curriculum Perspectives
Curriculum Theory

Pratt’s Curriculum Perspectives

Historically, curriculum questions have been seen to address a number of major themes… Citizenship/societal needs: Where it has been argued that schooling should aim to provide citizens, ready to participate in a democracy; or even schooling as a politically subversive activity (Counts, 1932; Freire, 2008). Individual growth/self-actualization: Education for a life of the mind; education … Continue reading

Conflicting conceptions of curriculum—30 years before Kliebard (2004)
Curriculum Theory

Conflicting conceptions of curriculum—30 years before Kliebard (2004)

Eisner, E., & Vallance, E. (Eds.). (1974). Conflicting conceptions of curriculum. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan Publishing. In the introduction, the authors recognize that the complexity of goals, content and organization of curriculum leads to diverse interpretations and opinions by all stakeholders and to representations by politicians and media. Frequently resulting public controversy. The article then go’s … Continue reading