The central theme of Dr. Slattery's work is the promotion of a just, compassionate, and ecologically sustainable global culture through holistic and reconceptualized approaches to curriculum, constructive postmodern understandings of education, queer studies in gender and sexuality, and Process philosophical visions of creativity and change. Dr. Slattery teaches courses in Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Theory, Social Foundations of Education, and Arts-Based Research. His books include: "Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era" (Third Edition, Routledge, 2013); the co-authored text "Understanding Curriculum" (Peter Lang Publishers, 1995); and the co-authored text "Contextualizing Teaching" (Addison-Wesley Longman, 2000). Patrick Slattery is a past-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), a member of Professors of Curriculum, the former chair of the Arts-Based Educational Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a council member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group (C&P). In his research, Dr. Slattery contends that spiritual, ethical, and social transformation is intimately linked to visual culture, public pedagogy, and aesthetics, and that wisdom can emerge in the artistic process. In 2019, Dr. Slattery received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AERA Division B.
- Yan, S., & Slattery, P. (2020). The Fearful Ethical Subject: On the Fear for the Other, Moral Education, and Levinas in the Pandemic. Studies in Philosophy and Education. 40(1), 81-92.
- Suarez, M. I., Hing, E. L., & Slattery, P. (2018). A brief exercise in currere and bathroom bills. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. 15(3), 1-6.
- Suárez, M. I., & Slattery, P. (2018). Resisting erasure: Transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary issues in curriculum studies. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. 15(3), 1-4.
- Slattery, P. (2017). “I am nature”: Understanding the possibilities of currere in curriculum studies and aesthetics. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. 14(3), 184-195.
- Barr, S. M., Eslami, Z. R., Joshi, R. M., Slattery, G. P., & Hammer, J. (2015). Perceptions and Knowledge of Literacy Constructs by Elementary School Teachers of ELLs. The Educational Forum. 80(1), 61-78.
- Slattery, P. (2012). Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era Teaching and Learning in an Age of Accountability. Routledge.
- Slattery, P. (2006). Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era. Taylor & Francis.
- Slattery, P., & Rapp, D. (2003). Ethics and the Foundations of Education Teaching Convictions in a Postmodern World. Allyn & Bacon.
- Kincheloe, J. L., Slattery, P., & Steinberg, S. R. (2000). Contextualizing Teaching Introduction to Education and Educational Foundations. Pearson College Division.
- Pinar, W., Reynolds, W., Slattery, P., & Taubman, P. (1995). Understanding Curriculum An Introduction to the Study of Historical and Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Peter Lang.
- Slattery, P. (2012). Popular culture and higher education: Using aesthetics and seminars to reconceptualize curriculum. Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy: Reading, Constructing, Connecting. (pp. 152-164).
- Slattery, P. (2010). Theological Research. Kridel, C. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. (pp. 882-883). Sage Publications, Inc..
- Pinar, W. F. (2008). Curriculum Theory Since 1950: Crisis, Reconceptualization, Internationalization. The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. (pp. 491-513). Sage Publications, Inc..
- Baker, Joseph Scott (2016-05). Three Elements of Forensic Competition: The Coach, Content, and Student. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Smith, Mychelle (2015-08). Profanity, Disgust, and Dangerous Literature: A Hermeneutical Analysis of the Catcher in the Rye and the Chocolate War. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Thorson, Michael Andrew (2014-12). Heteronormativity in the Texas Oil Patch: The Impact of Practices, Policies, and Curriculum on Gay White Students in the Texas Public School System. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Watanabe, Ken (2013-12). The Rhetoric of "Japanese with English Abilities": Analyzing the Discourse of English Curriculum Reform and Its Problems with the Mext's 'Action Plan'. (Master's Thesis)
- Humpal, David Lawrence 1960- (2012-12). Challenging Depressive Ghosts in the Hegemonic Closet: An Autoethnography. (Doctoral Dissertation)