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Canon Project of American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

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

To strengthen the disciplinarity of U.S. curriculum studies, in 2007 the general membership of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies voted to establish a Canon Project to suggest the main ideas, texts, and scholars in the historical formation of U.S. curriculum studies. To know a discipline obligates one to acknowledge the already existing conversation in which one is presuming to participate. Acknowledging the discipline-specific historical context in which academic knowledge becomes intelligible is one marker of disciplinarity. Through the discipline of the dis-ciplinarity, one contributes to the field's intellectual advancement.

Concepts have histories that require elaboration if present usage is to have disciplinary resonance. For example, learning is a concept thoroughly discredited by Dwayne Huebner, a curriculum theorist whose seminal scholarship was conducted ...

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