Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical: Translation Into Curriculum," School Review, 81(August, 1973), 501-522. Reprinted pp. 365-383 in Ian Westbury and Neil J. Wilkof, eds., Science, Curriculum, and Liberal Education: Selected Essays by Joseph J. Schwab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.*


Shows how to translate scholarly subject matter into usable curriculum within five commonplaces; presents three functions of curriculum specialists.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation


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