Kliebard, Herbert M., "Systematic Curriculum Development, 1890-1959," pp. 197-236 in Jon Schaffarzick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience . Berkeley: McCutchan, 1979.*


Includes a broad definition of curriculum; reviews early reform efforts, the emergence of the curriculum field, and the school survey movement; and describes the reemergence of the social efficiency ideology.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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