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A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum by William E. Doll Jr.

By William E. Doll Jr.

Doll attracts relationships one of the rules complex in chaos thought, Piagetian epistemology, cognitive conception, and the paintings of Dewey and Whitehead. during this e-book at the post-modern point of view at the curriculum, the writer asserts that the post-modern version of natural switch isn't unavoidably linear, uniform, measured and made up our minds, yet is one in all emergence and progress, made attainable through interplay, transaction, disequilibrium and consequent equilibrium. Transformation, no longer a collection direction, the publication argues, can be the rule of thumb, and open-endedness is a vital function of the post-modern framework. within the ebook, the writer envisages a curriculum during which the teacher's function isn't causal, yet transformative. The curriculum isn't the race path, however the trip itself; metaphors may be extra worthwhile than good judgment in producing discussion locally; and educative goal, making plans and evaluate is versatile and fascinated with strategy, no longer product.

“Scholarly, but direct and to the purpose, [Doll’s] principles make feel to entrance line educators within the genuine international of today’s schools.”
—Kenneth Graham, Seaford Union loose university District

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