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Journal of Curriculum Theorizing

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

The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT) has served as the major publication for reconceptualist curriculum theorists since its inception in the late 1970s. Initially, the journal served as a vehicle for publishing particularly noteworthy papers presented at the curriculum theory conference that in 1983 became known as the Bergamo Conference. Interspersed with the conference papers during the first few years of the journal were original manuscripts by some of the leading figures in reconceptualist curriculum theory such as William Pinar, Paul Klohr, James Macdonald, and Ted Aoki as well as the generation of curriculum theorists, such as Janet Miller and Madeline Grumet, who had been mentored or influenced by these scholars as they completed their doctoral studies in the 1970s and early 1980s. The first ...

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