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A rejoinder to Van Puymbroeck, Austin, and McCormick’s therapeutic recreation hidden curriculum article
Therapeutic Recreation Journal (2011)
  • Rodney B. Dieser, University of Northern Iowa
Abstract
The purpose of writing this rejoinder is two-fold. First, to refute Van Puymbroeck, Austin, and McCormick’s (2010) argument that research exposing hidden curriculum is absent in therapeutic recreation. Second, to underscore the difference between weak sense and strong sense critical thinking and argue that Van Puymbroeck, Austin, and McCormick’s article advocating for hidden curriculum is located in a weak sense critical thinking framework and that strong sense critical thinking is needed in order to better locate hidden curriculum. This paper ends by suggesting that therapeutic recreation professionals and academics need to incorporate a strong sense critical thinking framework when examining hidden curriculum both at the university and professional setting.
Keywords
  • Critical thinking,
  • cross-ethnic practice,
  • curriculum reform,
  • formal education,
  • hidden curriculum,
  • professional preparation
Disciplines
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Rodney B. Dieser. "A rejoinder to Van Puymbroeck, Austin, and McCormick’s therapeutic recreation hidden curriculum article" Therapeutic Recreation Journal Vol. 45 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 61 - 68 ISSN: 2159-6433
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rodney-dieser/14/