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Curriculum Perspectives: An Introduction

  • Jan van den Akker

Abstract

The primary aim of this introductory chapter is to outline some basic notions on curriculum and curriculum development. It is certainly not my aspiration to offer a comprehensive overview and analysis of the scholarly field of curriculum theory. For that purpose a number of thorough, extensive books are available, for example The Handbook of Research on Curriculum (Jackson, 1992a) or, more recently, Curriculum Books, The First Hundred Years (Schubert, Lopez Schubert, Thomas & Carroll, 2002). Nor is it my intention to provide a synoptic guide for the study of curriculum. For that purpose many valuable books have been published, for example Fundamentals of Curriculum (Walker, 1990, 2003) and Curriculum: Alternative Approaches and Ongoing Concerns (Marsh & Willis, 2003), to name two of my favorites.

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Curriculum Development Curriculum Design Curriculum Change Curriculum Theory Curriculum Improvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan van den Akker
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  1. 1.University of TwenteThe Netherlands

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