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ERIC Number: ED018307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb-10
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
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CURRICULUM THEORY AND POLICY.
MACCIA, ELIZABETH STEINER
IN A PRESENTATION TO THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, IT WAS STATED THAT THEORY CONSTRUCTION IS ESSENTIAL TO ALL INQUIRY. THEORY IS CHARACTERIZED AS BEING PRACTICAL AND CONSISTS OF EITHER RELATED GENERALIZATIONS OR RELATED HYPOTHESES WHICH ARE TESTABLE. 4 TYPES OF THEORY ARE CLASSIFIED AS--(1) FORMAL THEORY, (2) EVENT THEORY, (3) VALUATIONAL THEORY, AND (4) PRAXIOLOGICAL THEORY. FORMAL THEORY IS SPECULATION WITH RESPECT TO STRUCTURE AND IS NON-VALUATIONAL. VALUATIONAL THEORY IS SPECULATION AS TO WORTHINESS WHILE PRAXIOLOGICAL THEORY IS SPECULATION ABOUT APPROPRIATE MEANS TO OBTAIN WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE VALUABLE. THE 4 TYPES OF THEORY ARE DESCRIBED IN SPECIFIC RELATION TO CURRICULUM THEORY AND CURRICULUM POLICY. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.
Identifiers: American Educational Research Association