Taylor, Philip H., "The Metaphor as a Source of Curriculum Knowledge," pp. 9-14 in William H. Schubert and Ann L. Schubert, eds., Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Students and Teachers. University Park, PA: College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1982.


Presents a typology of educational metaphors for use in curriculum and traces their use historically from 1905-1968.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Content Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum History


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