ERIC Number: ED119341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Curriculum Development 1776-1976.
Davis, O. L., Jr., Ed.
The six major chapters of this book are deliberately couched as perspective, for they help the reader view historical facts in relationship to the past, present, and future. The authors' topic is curriculum development, centering on the opportunities for growth and development for all who are influenced or affected by the guidance of the school. These opportunities and activities are provided through the various forms and arrangements for instruction. That these supportive forms and arrangements for instruction have varied through the years of our independence as a nation is evident in the several contributions included here. Curriculum development, though relatively young as a science, has nevertheless shown much vitality in schools and schooling since our founding. Even a casual look at the record shows that many curricular practices have been adopted and abandoned, readopted and reabandoned. A historical work such as this might help us keep from being swept off our feet by every "new" panacea. The major chapter titles are "Education for All: The Triumph of Professionalism,""Building Curriculum: Influences and Mechanisms,""Schooling and Control: Some Interpretations of the Changing Social Function of Curriculum,""Diversity and Conformity in American Curriculum,""Sisyphus Revisited," and "Sources for Curriculum History." (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Yearbooks
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Suite 1100, 1701 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($9.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.
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