Kliebard, Herbert M., "Bureaucracy and Curriculum Theory," pp. 74-93 in Vernon F. Haubrich, ed., Freedom, Bureaucracy, and Schooling, 1971 ASCD Yearbook. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1971. Reprinted pp. 51-69 in William F. Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975. Reprinted pp. 608-627 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977.*


Traces the history of bureaucracy and standardization in the history of curriculum in the U. S. and notes contemporary revival of these aspects of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Organization Theory


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