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

William H. Schubert

William H. Schubert is now professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught and conducted research from 1975 to 2012.  He founded the university’s Ph.D. Program in Curriculum Studies in 1982. His teaching and scholarship have focused on curriculum theory and its historical development with an emphasis on progressive teaching and learning.
Schubert’s research interests focus on such questions as what is worth knowing, why, when and where, and who benefits from such knowledge. According to the website of the International Academy of Education, his interests include the history of efforts to engage “all learners in perceiving education as composing their lives in the world in need of greater social justice. This evokes consideration of the acquisitive domination of a global curriculum perpetuated by those who seek to colonize the world for their corporate or private interests.”
He wrote what was recognized as the most influential curriculum text from 1970 to 1990: Curriculum: Perspective, Paradigm and Possibility. A prolific scholar, he has published 16 books, more than 200 articles and book chapters and numerous reviews. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology from Manchester College, a Master’s in History and Philosophy in Education from Indiana University – Bloomington, and his Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-- Margaret Ritsch, APR