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

By William E. Doll Jr.

Doll attracts relationships one of the principles complicated in chaos conception, Piagetian epistemology, cognitive idea, and the paintings of Dewey and Whitehead. during this booklet at the post-modern viewpoint at the curriculum, the writer asserts that the post-modern version of natural switch isn't unavoidably linear, uniform, measured and decided, yet is one among emergence and development, made attainable by way of interplay, transaction, disequilibrium and consequent equilibrium. Transformation, no longer a suite direction, the publication argues, will be the guideline, and open-endedness is a vital function of the post-modern framework. within the e-book, the writer envisages a curriculum within which the teacher's function isn't really causal, yet transformative. The curriculum isn't the race direction, however the trip itself; metaphors could be extra priceless than good judgment in producing discussion locally; and educative goal, making plans and review is versatile and excited by procedure, now not product.

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

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