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What's in a name?: That which we call a crisis? A commentary on Michael Young's article 'Overcoming the crisis in curriculum theory'
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Natl Agcy Educ, Lund, Sweden.;1991 Natl Curriculum Comm, Uppsala, Sweden.;1991 Natl Curriculum Comm, Uppsala, Sweden..
2015 (English)In: Journal of Curriculum Studies, ISSN 0022-0272, E-ISSN 1366-5839, Vol. 47, no 6, 787-801 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Michael Young's article Overcoming the crisis in curriculum theory: a knowledge-based approach' (JCS, 45, 2) is discussed from the starting point that the claimed crisis is constructed from a decisive solution, that is the solution determines what is a crisis. But curriculum research and curriculum theory are in need of change. Curriculum research is discussed from an international and historical perspective. The focus is on how economic changes and changes in modes of production have created demands that have been met by an increasing trust in competition between schools and nations. Curriculum construction has been globalized. Curriculum research and curriculum theory ought to problematize and analyse these changes in the conditions for curriculum construction and the politics of education. It is insight into these changes that are needed as well as a serious discussion on the meaning and direction of formation (Bildung) as a framework for research on the knowledge that has to be selected and organized for teaching.

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2015. Vol. 47, no 6, 787-801 p.
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Bildung, globalization, non-government organizations (NGOs), PISA, de-professionalization
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-272299DOI: 10.1080/00220272.2015.1095354ISI: 000366326200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-272299DiVA: diva2:894262
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-13 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved

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