Toward Doing Reconceptualist Work in K-12

  • James C. Jupp


Reconceptualist work in curriculum studies resides in an intellectual Patagonia —a distant provincial backwater too often forgotten in the tumultuous capital centers— and places its sole hope for curricular (and social) change on the faint messages it telegraphs from self-chosen margins. To any honest reconceptualist scholar in curriculum studies, the above statement is obvious, and therefore, requires no elaboration. As evidence of this statement, ask a teacher or administrator in K-12 education if they have ever heard of the area or its scholars.