Book Title: Understanding Curriculum: An Introduction to the Study of Historical and Contemporary Curriculum Discourses (Counterpoints, Vol. 17)
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Author: William F. Pinar
Perhaps not since Ralph Tyler’s (1949) Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
has a book communicated the field as completely as Understanding Curriculum
. From historical discourses to breaking developments in feminist, poststructuralist, and racial theory, including chapters on political theory, phenomenology, aesthetics, theology, international developments, and a lengthy chapter on institutional concerns, the American curriculum field is here. It will be an indispensable textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses alike.