ERIC Number: ED359667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Relationship between Culture and Curriculum: A Many Fitting Thing. Project Report.
This paper discusses the relationship between culture and curriculum, examining the ways in which school constituencies seek to manifest some aspect of culture in the school curriculum. These individuals and groups operate formally and informally to have schools become fitting means to some valued ends. The relationship between schools and their constituencies occurs in a complex cultural context, wherein individuals and groups are "agents" of a particular orientation that schools should reflect. At any given point in time, schools are the focus of a multitude of competing orientations directed to making schools fitting places, from some specified point of view. Macro- and micro-level theories are presented, which describe the divergent purposes of education--for assimilation, ethnic or community maintenance, economic competitiveness, status maintenance or reversal, and citizenship. Contains 189 references. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.