Understanding Curriculum as Spiritual Text

  • Wanying Wang
Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)


This chapter describes how curriculum scholars’ concepts, especially currere, can contribute to the understanding of spirituality. It involves two sections: first I define what spirituality is, and then I discuss how curriculum scholars address spirituality in their research, emphasizing Pinar’s currere. As argued by Pinar (2019), the method of currere is an educational method in service of understanding and, as such, provides an educational tool to examine the spiritual potential of study. Among my questions are: What does this spiritual potential of study mean? How has currere contributed to the understanding of this spiritual potential? How has the work of other curriculum scholars addressed the issue? In this chapter I will attempt to provide answers to these questions.


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  • Wanying Wang
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  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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