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.
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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study
Science, Philosophical Schools, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History
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