Education Assignment on My thoughts as a Curriculum Theorist

Written Assignment
In the introductory paragraph and last sentence of Pinar’s (1978) piece, he writes “If this process of transformation continues at its present rate, the field of curriculum studies will be profoundly different in 20 years time than it has been during the first 50 years of its existence” (p.205).

It is now 40 years after he wrote this article and so, how far has curriculum studies come? Or has the progress slowed, stopped, or regressed? Are we just talking in circles about curriculum theory and development or is there nothing left to talk about?

As a future “curriculum theorist”, what do you think? For those in the know, share your reasonings. For those new to curriculum discussions, offer your best-educated understandings. Refer to the readings, course materials, or professional experiences so far to inform and support your thoughts. You may seek out additional resources for support but nothing extensive as this is a short paper.

Submit a paper that is 2-3 pages in length (no more than 3-pages), exclusive of the reference page. The paper must be double-spaced and cite at least 1 additional source in APA format. The paper must be well-written using Times New Roman, 12 point font. Check all content for grammar, spelling and be sure that you have properly cited all resources (in APA format) used. Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a free website that provides excellent information and resources for understanding and using the APA format and style. The OWL website can be accessed here:

Proofread your work to make sure your responses are clear and coherent. Please be mindful of the quality of work you compose and submit at the graduate level. Contact your instructor if you have any questions or concerns.