Foshay, Arthur W., "The Curriculum Matrix," pp. 11-15 in Arthur W. Foshay, The Curriculum: Purpose, Substance, Practice. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.*


Presents an updated description of a three dimensional matrix representing the interactions in curriculum among purposes, substance, and practical aspects; six chapters follow, each taking up the curriculum related to one of the six purposes given in the matrix.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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