ERIC Number: ED155782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum--A Field Shaped by Different Faces.
McNeil, John D.
Current interest in curriculum is of four types. First, there is an interest in analyzing and describing aspects of curriculum, both in terms of what actually goes on in schools and in terms of how curriculum policy is made and implemented. This field of inquiry is well established. Not so thoroughly investigated is a second area, the attempt to find more effective means to achieve desired curricular goals. While experimental studies are wanting, there is a trend toward examining teaching practice within the situational context rather than in terms of more generalized absolute standards. Third, there is the very active political face of curriculum concern. This face, seen when special causes are advanced through curriculum policy and programs, threatens to eclipse the fourth type of interest, the search for improvement in purposes and content of school programs and in the methods for achieving such developments. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)