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Curriculum Studies, The Future Of: Essay 5

  • By: William H. Schubert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Curriculum studies has emerged as a scholarly and practical field. It has moved away from the solely practical servitude to whatever school policy dictates. This positive feature garners more opportunity for the imaginative consideration of ideas since school policy has become so fully a function of support for governmental and business interests. The scholarly ethos of curriculum studies clearly keeps alive a refreshing orientation that seeks diverse possibilities in the spirit advocated by Maxine Greene, Alfred North Whitehead, W. E. B. Du Bois, John Dewey, Jane Addams, Paulo Freire, and many others. Such ideas are surely not without practical purport, and they are not subjugated by banal corporate interests. Sketched below are brief renditions of several directions for the future of curriculum studies: worthwhile pursuits, ...

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