Title

Westbury, Ian, "Curriculum, School: Overview," pp. 529-535 in Volume 2, James W. Guthrie, ed., Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003.

Authors

Ian Westbury

Annotation

Discusses various conceptions of curriculum and how the curriculum emerges as a result of accommodating different views of what is considered necessary for students to know and experience; summarizes history of curriculum in 20th century; gives an institutional understanding of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline

Curriculum

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation

 

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