Eisner, Elliot W., "Curriculum Development: Sources for a Foundation for the Field of Curriculum Development," Curriculum Theory Network, 5(Spring, 1970), 3-15. A slightly edited version appears pp. 1-13 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., Confronting Curriculum Reform. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.*


Summarizes what has been learned about curriculum development from the subject area reforms of the 1950s and 1960s.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization


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