Didaktik and/or Curriculum

An International Dialogue

by Bjorg B. Gundem (Volume editor) Stefan Hopmann (Volume editor)
©1998 Textbook X, 368 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 41


With the increasing interdependence and harmonization of educational systems and achievement expectations, the necessity to cooperate across national borders and differences is becoming more evident. A serious problem that has not received sufficient attention arises from different concepts of the planning and implementation of teaching. Two basic models predominate internationally: the Anglo-Saxon tradition of curriculum and the Continental European tradition of Didaktik. Didaktik and/or Curriculum presents core issues of an international dialogue aiming at a comparative analysis of both traditions as an indispensable precondition for mutual understanding and successful cooperation.


X, 368
ISBN (Softcover)
standards educational system judgment harmonization implementation tradition planning
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 1998, 2002. X, 368 pp., ill.

Biographical notes

Bjorg B. Gundem (Volume editor) Stefan Hopmann (Volume editor)

The Editors: Bjørg B. Gundem, Ph.D., is Professor of Education at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has published widely in Scandinavia as well as internationally. Recent books are Curriculum Practice and Curriculum Theory: An Introduction to the Field; Aims and Content of Schooling; and Towards a New Reality of Schooling: Curriculum and the Local-National Dilemma. Stefan Hopmann received his Ph.D. from the University of Kiel, Germany, and teaches curriculum studies at the universities of Potsdam, Germany, Oslo, and Trondheim, Norway. He has published widely in Germany as well as internationally. His recent publications deal with comparative research, curriculum theory and curriculum-making, school history, and the theory of schooling, including a reader on Didaktik and/or curriculum.


Title: Didaktik and/or Curriculum