Title

Curriculum as a Discourse: Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Revive Curriculum Reconceptualists' Thought.

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Majed Harb

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Curriculum and Teaching

Publication Date

3-10-2017

Abstract

Curriculum reconceptualists seek to reshape the field of curriculum studies. Unlike traditional curricularists, they reprobate the technical approach of curriculum development because of its pure functional and managerial tendency. Reconceptualists look at curriculum from various philosophy-saturated perspectives. One of their claims is considering curriculum as a discourse, and the main task curricularists have to cope with is to understand this discourse. Unfortunately, reconceptualists penetrate deeply into philosophy without offering a clear practical vision that helps them transform their insights. In this paper, I argue that reconceptualists can bridge the gap through considering Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) assumptions. The idea of understanding curriculum as a discourse could be theoretically and practically detected when employing (CDA).

ISSN

1927-2677

Publisher

Sciedu Press

Volume

6

First Page

58

Last Page

64

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

Share

COinS