Canon Project of American Association for the Advancement of 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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