Purdue’s graduate program in curriculum studies explores the cultural, political, and economic dimensions of education, with emphases on social justice, multiculturalism, and international concerns.
We focus on the theories and practices of teaching and learning: both traditional questions concerning curriculum design and evaluation and newer questions that have emerged in the field, including how curriculum is culturally, politically, and economically situated; contemporary analyses of curriculum and instruction discourses; and multicultural, global and international dimensions of teaching and learning.
Inquiry in Curriculum Studies involves multiple disciplines, perspectives, and orientations, including post-structuralism, narrative inquiry, multicultural education, cultural studies, and critical theory. Program faculty use these orientations and perspectives to study educational experiences in and out of school contexts.
Our faculty are involved in a wide range of research activities and projects related to the field of Curriculum Studies. See our list of faculty and an overview of their research projects at the following links:
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