The scholarship of New Directions in Curriculum as Phenomenological Text manifests through close readings and interpretations of curriculum theorists and Continental philosophers, presented in the form of 'speculative philosophical essays,' an important form of curriculum thinking-writing all but lost to the general contemporary field of research.
James M. Magrini is Adjunct Professor of Western Philosophy and Ethics and Senior Academic Advisor, College of DuPage, USA.
1. A Fundamental Theory of Curriculum/Education Grounded in Ontology NOT Epistemology: The Occluded Realm of Pre-Theoretical Living-and-Learning in Vandenberg, Dreyfus, and Kelly
2. Beyond Metaphysical Instrumentalism in Curriculum Theory: The Poietic and Painterly in Pinar's "Abstract Expressionist" Scholarship
3. The Phenomenology of Nature and the Ethos of Earthly Dwelling in Jardine and Bonnett: Ecopedagogy, Transcendence, and the Post-Humanist Integrated-Curriculum ()
"Overall, Magrini has certainly produced a fascinating text that in my view identifies and addresses issues that are fundamental to education and the curriculum. In particular, he skillfully weaves thinkers and ideas together in a way that both makes key underlying themes salient and deepens understanding of the thinkers concerned." - Michael Bonnett, Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK