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Author Pinar, William F.

Title Autobiography, politics, and sexuality : essays in curriculum theory 1972-1992 / William F. Pinar
Published New York : P. Lang, [1994]


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Description x, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Series Counterpoints, 1058-1634 ; v. 2
Counterpoints (New York, N.Y.) ; v. 2
Contents I. Working from Within -- II. Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown -- III. The Method of Currere -- IV. The Trial -- V. What is the Reconceptualization? -- VI. Notes on the Curriculum Field -- VII. The Abstract and the Concrete in Curriculum Theorizing -- VIII. The Voyage Out: Curriculum as the Relationship between the Knower and the Known -- IX. Understanding Curriculum as Gender Text: Notes on Reproduction, Resistance, and Male-Male Relations -- X. The Corporate Production of Feminism and the Case of Boy George -- XI. Death in a Tenured Position -- XII. Autobiography and an Architecture of Self -- XIII. A Reconceptualization of Teacher Education -- XIV. "Dreamt into Existence by Others:" Curriculum Theory and School Reform -- XV. The Lost Language of Cranes: Windows and Mirrors in the Regressive Phase of Currere
Summary Like a particularly heartfelt letter to the reader, William Pinar's Autobiography, Politics and Sexuality: Essays in Curriculum Theory 1972-1992 asserts the viability of autobiography as a tool of study in the area of curriculum and instruction. As an alternative to the sterile bureaucratic style of curriculum studies that dominated the field at one time, William Pinar has reconceptualized curriculum studies in a more organic, flexible and exciting way which honors the immediacy and complexity of students, teachers and their relationships by taking into account their lives as they live them. Autobiography, Politics and Sexuality: Essays in Curriculum Theory 1972-1992 is a classic in the field of education studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [268]) and indexes
Subject Education -- Biographical methods.
Education -- Curricula -- North America.
Education -- Curricula.
LC no. 94000132
ISBN 0820418498 (alk. paper)