publication . Article . 2016

Why American curriculum research could enrich Swiss curriculum stud-ies

Brühwiler Ingrid;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: European Journal of Curriculum Studies, volume 3(2016), issue 1, pages 366-376
Implementing American curriculum research in another country is very problematic and frequently undesired because curriculum studies are complex as there are differences in terms history research approaches and political and social contexts. Nevertheless it is worthwhile to consider some North American curriculum theories as the findings lead to an enriching understanding of schools and hence of curricula and society. In this article William Pinar’s method of “currere” is explained to determine whether his research theory could improve Swiss curriculum studies. The findings in the “self” in historical approaches and in the use of language lead to enriching possi...
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