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Section II: Cross-Disciplinary Contributions to Research on Physical Education

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Cross-Disciplinary Contributions to Research on Physical Education
Cross-disciplinary contributions to research on physical education
Introduction to Section II

In 1969, American curriculum theorist Joseph Schwab pronounced the curriculum field to be “moribund”. The cause of its untimely demise, according to Schwab, was the invasion and colonization by a range of disciplines such as psychology, sociology and history. Schwab claimed that this discipline-based research fragmented the curriculum field, proposed competing and contradictory explanations for curricula phenomena, and was too theoretical to inform practitioners' deliberations on curriculum practice.

More than 35 years later, we can say with some confidence that Schwab's pronouncement was perhaps premature. Both curriculum and education more broadly have survived what appeared at the time to be a colonization and have thrived as fields of study with ...

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