The first collection of the key works of the major curriculum studies scholar William E. Doll, Jr., this volume provides an overview of his scholarship over his fifty-year career and documents the theoretical and practical contribution he has made to the field . The book is organized in five thematic sections: Personal Reflections; Dewey, Piaget, Bruner, Whitehead: Process And Transformation; Modern/Post-Modern: Structures, Forms and Organization; Complexity Thinking; and Reflections on Teaching .

The complicated intellectual trajectory through pragmatism, postmodernism and complexity theory not only testifies to Doll’s individual lifetime works but is also intimately related to the landscape of education to which he has made an important contribution. Of interest to curriculum scholars around the world, the book will hold special significance for graduate students and junior scholars who came of the age in the field Doll helped create: one crafted by postmodernism and, more recently, complexity theory.

chapter 1|10 pages


part |2 pages

PART 1 Personal Reflections

chapter 2|10 pages

A Path Stumbled Upon (2009)

chapter 4|10 pages

Struggles with Spirituality (2002)

part |3 pages

PART 2 Dewey, Piaget, Bruner, Whitehead: Process and Transformation

chapter 6|17 pages

A Methodology of Experience, Part I (1972)

chapter 7|15 pages

Developing Competence (1984)

chapter 8|17 pages

Beyond Methods (2002)

chapter 9|2 pages

Crafting an Experience (2004)

chapter 10|3 pages

Piagetian Thought (2010)

chapter 11|8 pages

Modes of Thought (2003)

chapter 12|9 pages

Keeping Knowledge Alive (2005)

part |2 pages

PART 3 Modern/Post-Modern: Structures, Forms, and Organization

chapter 14|7 pages

Modernism (2010)

chapter 15|10 pages

Prigogine: A New Sense of Order (1986)

chapter 16|9 pages

Post-Modernism’s Utopian Vision (1990)

chapter 17|8 pages

Structures of the Post-Modern (2011)

part |2 pages

PART 4 Complexity Thinking

chapter 18|6 pages

Recursions on Complexity (1998)

chapter 19|3 pages

Complexity (2008)

chapter 20|17 pages

Thinking Complexly (2010)

part |3 pages

PART 5 Reflections on Teaching

chapter 22|9 pages

Complexity in the Classroom (1989)

chapter 24|6 pages

Classroom Management (2000)

chapter 25|4 pages

Looking Forward (2006)