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International Handbook of Curriculum Research

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

The International Handbook of Curriculum Research, a collection of essays edited by William F. Pinar, contributed to expanding international perspectives in the areas of curriculum studies and research. The text's publication in 2003 followed the establishment in 2001 of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS). According to Pinar, both of these can be seen as companion events. The text assisted in establishing that curriculum studies, far from being exclusively an U.S. field, has an international context. It demonstrated that there was a worldwide field of curriculum studies. This volume of essays was the first book to emphasize and analyze curriculum studies internationally. This focus was a major contribution and an extension of internationalization to the field of curriculum studies. The attention ...

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