Schwab, Joseph J., "Education and the Structure of the Disciplines," pp. 229-272 in Ian Westbury and Neil J. Wilkof, eds., Joseph J. Schwab: Science, Curriculum and Liberal Education: Selected Essays. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.


Discusses how the structure of the disciplines is relevant for curriculums, shows how it is relevant to the imparting of arts and skills and to the curriculum maker; reviews the Comtean analysis of discipline structure and a revised (recent) version; discusses the places of structure in the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines


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