Philip C. McKnight

Professor
Primary office:
325 Joseph R. Pearson Hall


Phil McKnight, Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Kansas since 1971, graduated with a B.A. in History and English in 1963 from the University of Kansas. His Masters and Ph.D work was taken at Stanford University, where he graduated in 1969. During 1970 he was a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Stirling University in Stirling, Scotland.


Research

His areas of research interest and experience include the history and philosophy of curriculum, the effects of stigmatization of students (and in particular, special needs children), the evaluation of postsecondary instruction, and the future of the rural elementary school. These areas of interest are reflected in his record of research, teaching, and service and in the grants and publications therein.

His service to the University community includes participation at the Department, School, and University levels on personnel and curriculum committees, University governance, and as chair of his department. He is active in the Lawrence community on service organizations.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1969
  • M.A., Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1965
  • B.A., English, History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1963

Specializations

Curriculum & Instruction

Courses

Dept Number Course Name Syllabus
C&T 800 Foundations of Curriculum Development syllabus
C&T 709 Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction syllabus

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Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award