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ERIC Number: EJ804099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Finding Order: Curriculum Theory and the Qualities of Museum Education
Vallance, Elizabeth
Journal of Museum Education, v31 n2 p133-142 Sum 2006
Museum education is a field of practice that is guided effectively by traditions of practice addressing museums' purposes and expected audiences, and rarely explicitly refers to the numerous models of curriculum theory that are available to guide educational practice in the school setting. But curriculum models can be useful both for describing the purposes of museum programs and for assessing their outcomes. This article reviews some longstanding models of curriculum purpose, and proposes to bring one of them, four decades old, back into common parlance for assessing the qualities of museum education programs. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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