Vallance, Elizabeth, "Ways of Knowing and Curriculum Conceptions: Implications for Program Planning," pp. 199-217 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing, 84th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1985.


Describes four existing systems of curriculum thought and poses a fifith--the ways of knowing--within which curriculum decisions can be oriented.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Practical Knowledge


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