Beauchamp, George A., "Curriculum Thinking," pp. 18-29 in Fenwick W. English, ed., Fundamental Curriculum Decisions. 1983 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: ASCE, 1983. Reprinted pp. 555-567 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.


Notes three uses of the word "curriculum"--content, process activities (planning, implementing, and evaluating), and curriculum as a field of study; analyzes the language used with each of these.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Development Strategies


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