Intergenerational impact of a curriculum enigma: the scholarly legacy of Joseph J. Schwab Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017, 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This curriculum inquiry explores scholarly influence by examining how Joseph J. Schwabs ideas travelled over time and how his research was disseminated. The study begins with Schwabs biography and a literature review, followed by descriptions of the research method and sources of evidence. Data analysis centre on (1) The influence of Schwabs ideas and approaches on people, (2) Schwabs direct impact through his involvement in various projects/institutions, (3) Schwabs impact on the scholarly literature and (4) What archival material on Schwab reveals. Statements about generative scholarship, intergenerational legacy and scholarly influence conclude the paper, along with a recommendation that the inquiry be re-enacted using different educational figures to aid in the understanding of the influence of ideas and research dissemination in education.

published proceedings

  • Educational Studies

author list (cited authors)

  • Ben-Peretz, M., & Craig, C. J.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Ben-Peretz, Miriam||Craig, Cheryl J

publication date

  • August 2018