The Politics of Currere in Alienating Times
Contribution to Book
Toward a Poor Curriculum
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert L. Lake co-authored "The Politics of Currere in Alienating Times" in Toward a Poor Curriculum.
Book Summary: In 1976 William Pinar and Madeline Grumet published the first edition of Toward a Poor Curriculum in order to express their resistance to “the mind numbing bureaucracy of the accountability trend of the times: behavioral objectives, and to propose a humanities methodology and alternative to the social science inquiries that were dominating research” (Pinar & Grumet, 2014, p. ii). In 2014, with increasing standardization and bureaucratization of both K–12 and higher education institutions, this text remains a relevant and urgent read for educators and researchers alike.
This 3rd edition features new material by the authors and an afterword by Robert Lake and Tricia Kress.
Kress, Tricia M., Robert L. Lake.
"The Politics of Currere in Alienating Times."
Toward a Poor Curriculum (3rd Edition), William Pinar and Madeleine R. Grumet (Ed.) Troy, NY: Educator's International Press.