Continuing its calling to define the field and where it is going, the Second Edition of this landmark handbook brings up to date its comprehensive reportage of scholarly developments and school curriculum initiatives worldwide, providing a panoramic view of the state of curriculum studies globally. Its international scope and currency and range of research and theory reflect and contribute significantly to the ongoing internationalization of curriculum studies and its growth as a field worldwide.

Changes in the Second Edition:

  • Five new or updated introductory chapters pose transnational challenges to key questions curriculum research addresses locally.
  • Countries absent in the First Edition are represented: Chile, Colombia, Cypress, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland.
  • 39 new or updated chapters on curriculum research in 34 countries highlight curriculum research that is not widely known in North America.

This handbook is an indispensable resource for prospective and practicing teachers, for curriculum studies scholars, and for education students around the world.

chapter |14 pages


ByF. Pinar William

part |62 pages

Five Essays of Introduction

chapter |13 pages

Race and Education in the Age of Digital Capitalism

ByCameron McCarthy, Ergin Bulut, Rushika Patel

chapter |15 pages

Wisdom Responses to Globalization

ByDavid Geoffrey Smith

chapter |7 pages

International Curriculum Research

ByDaniel Tröhler

part |456 pages

39 Essays on Curriculum Research in 34 Countries

chapter |7 pages

Curriculum Studies in Argentina

Documenting the Constitution of a Field
BySilvina Feeney, Flavia Terigi

chapter |15 pages

The Curriculum Field in Brazil Since the 1990s

ByAlice Casimiro Lopes, Elizabeth Macedo

chapter |11 pages

Curriculum Tendencies in Brazil

BySilvia Elizabeth Miranda de Moraes

chapter |6 pages

Curricular Landscapes, Neoliberal Densities

Curriculum Reform and Research in Chile
ByClaudia Matus Cánovas

chapter |16 pages

Curriculum Studies in China

Retrospect and Prospect
ByZhang Hua, Zhenyu Gao

chapter |17 pages

Curriculum Studies in Colombia

ByJuny Montoya-Vargas

chapter |10 pages

Curriculum Studies in Cyprus

Intellectual History and Present Circumstances
ByNikoletta Christodoulou

chapter |22 pages

Curriculum Development and Research in Ethiopia

ByWoube Kassaye

chapter |18 pages

Governing Autonomy

Subjectivity, Freedom, and Knowledge in Finnish Curriculum Discourse 1
ByAntti Saari, Sauli Salmela, Jarkko Vilkkilä

chapter |7 pages

Curriculum, Evaluation, and Control in Germany

ByWolfgang Böttcher

chapter |10 pages

In Search of a Diverse Curriculum

Toward the Making of a Postmodern Hong Kong in the Twenty-First Century
ByEdmond Hau-Fai Law

chapter |15 pages

The Iranian Curriculum Field Recounted

Understanding the Multiplicity of Discourses
ByMahmound Mehrmohammadi

chapter |11 pages

Curriculum Inquiry in the Republic of Ireland

ByKevin Williams, Elaine McDonald

chapter |16 pages

Curriculum Planning from the National to the Glocal

The Israeli Case
ByYehoshua Mathias, Naama Sabar

chapter |9 pages

“Cities and Signs”

Understanding Curriculum Studies in Italy
ByM. Salvio Paula

chapter |7 pages

Educational Reform in Contemporary Japan

ByTadahiko Abiko

chapter |5 pages

Japanese Educational Reform for the Twenty-First Century

The Impact of New Course Studies Towards the Postmodern Era in Japan
ByShigeru Asanuma

chapter |16 pages

Curriculum Studies as Reconceptualization Discourse

A Tale of South Korea
ByYoung Chun Kim, Dong Sung Lee, Jae Hong Joo

chapter |14 pages

Tomorrow Never Dies

A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Luxembourgish Curriculum
ByThomas Lenz, Anne Rohstock, Catherina Schreiber

chapter |11 pages

Curriculum Research in Mexico

ByFrida Díaz Barriga

chapter |11 pages

Curriculum Research in the Netherlands

ByWillem Wardekker, Monique Volman, Jan Terwel

chapter |11 pages

Curriculum Studies in Nigeria

ByRosita Okekenwa Igwe

chapter |14 pages

Curriculum Theory and Research in Norway

Traditions, Trends, and Topics
ByKirsten Sivesind, Berit Karseth

chapter |15 pages

Theoretical Approaches Underlying Primary Education Curricula in Peru

ByLileya Manrique, Diana Revilla, Pilar Lamas

chapter |6 pages


Through Golden and Dark Ages of History and Education
ByAleksandra Luczak

chapter |14 pages

Curriculum Research in Portugal

Emergence, Research, and Europeanisation
ByJosé Augusto Pacheco, Filipa Seabra

chapter |16 pages


A Constant Concern in Romania
ByRodica Mariana Niculescu, Mariana Norel, Doina Usaci

chapter |12 pages

The History of Curriculum in Russia

ByVladimir Blinov

chapter |6 pages

Curriculum in Singapore

ByViniti Vaish

chapter |21 pages

Curriculum Reform and the Field of Curriculum in Spain

ByCésar Coll, Elena Martín

chapter |10 pages

Curriculum Research in South Africa

ByLesley Le Grange

chapter |17 pages

From Rationalist Autonomy to Scientific Empiricism

A History of Curriculum in Switzerland 1
ByRebekka Horlacher, Andrea De Vincenti

chapter |9 pages

A Review of Curriculum Study in Taiwan

ByHwang Jenq-Jye, Chang Chia-Yu, Chen Derwen

chapter |9 pages

Curriculum Research in Turkey

From the Ottoman Empire to the Republic
BySümer Aktan

chapter |4 pages

Curriculum Studies in Turkey Since 2000

ByF. Dilek Gözütok

chapter |6 pages

Developing Curriculum History

A British Perspective
ByIvor F. Goodson

chapter |12 pages

Curriculum Research in the United States

Crisis, Reconceptualization, and Internationalization
ByWilliam F. Pinar