Autobiography, Politics, and Sexuality : Essays in Curriculum Theory, 1972-1992

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  • Copyright: 1995-04-01
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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.

Author Biography

William F. Pinar teaches curriculum theory at Louisiana State University.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Introductionp. 1
Working from Withinp. 7
Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brownp. 13
The Method of Currerep. 19
The Trialp. 29
What is the Reconceptualization?p. 63
Notes on the Curriculum Fieldp. 77
The Abstract and the Concrete in Curriculum Theorizingp. 101
The Voyage Out: Curriculum as the Relationship between the Knower and the Knownp. 117
Understanding Curriculum as Gender Text: Notes on Reproduction, Resistance, and Male-Male Relationsp. 151
The Corporate Production of Feminism and the Case of Boy Georgep. 183
Death in a Tenured Positionp. 191
Autobiography and an Architecture of Selfp. 201
A Reconceptualization of Teacher Educationp. 223
"Dreamt into Existence by Others:" Curriculum Theory and School Reformp. 235
The Lost Language of Cranes: Windows and Mirrors in the Regressive Phase of Currerep. 253
Name Indexp. 269
Subject Indexp. 273
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