Paradoxes & Praxis: The 21st Century Imperative for Educational Foundations

Patrick Slattery

Patrick Slattery is a professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies in the Department of Teaching, Learning, & Culture in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Slattery earned a Ph.D. in Educational Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University and currently teaches a variety of courses at Texas A&M surrounding curriculum and curriculum development.

Slattery’s areas of emphasis in his courses and publications are Curriculum and Instructional Foundations and Educational Administration Curriculum Development. He also researches cultural studies and curriculum theory, with the overarching theme of his work focusing on the reconceptualization of curriculum and queer studies in sex and gender. He has both international and national professional leadership experience, and has sat on the Planning Committee for the National Convention for Curriculum and Pedagogy. Slattery was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from AERA Division B in 2019.


Slattery, P. (2013). Curriculum development in the postmodern era: Teaching and learning in an age of accountability. Routledge.

Pinar, W. F., Blumenfeld-Jones, D., & Slattery, P. (2008). Curriculum theory since 1950: Crisis, reconceptualization, internationalization. The SAGE handbook of curriculum and instruction (pp. 491-513). SAGE.

Slattery, P. (2017). “I am nature”: Understanding the possibilities of currere in curriculum studies and aesthetics. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 14(3), 184-195.

Slattery, P. (2000). Popular culture and higher education: Using aesthetics and seminars to reconceptualize curriculum. Popular culture and critical pedagogy: reading, constructing, connecting, 201(17), 152-164.