Searles, W. E., "A Substantiation of Macdonald's Models in Science Curriculum Development," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 4(Winter, 1982), 127-155. Reprinted as "A Taxonomic Study of Curriculum Development Models Used in Science Education," European Journal of Science Education, 3(January-March, 1981), 77-91.


W. E. Searles


Reviews the models of curriculum development set forth by Macdonald and three conceptions of curriculum; reviews the development of science curriculum from 1850 onward in light of these models and conceptions; tests basis for content selection and organization via criteria drawn from ten leading curriculum theorists.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Science, Philosophical Schools, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History


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