Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical: Arts of Eclectic," School Review, 79(August, 1971), 493-542. Reprinted pp. 322-364 in Ian Westbury and Neil J. Wilkof, eds., Science, Curriculum, and Liberal Education: Selected Essays by Joseph J. Scwab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.*


Refers to deliberative arts that draw upon multiple theories from the behavioral sciences around several polyfocal topics in multiple cycles.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Deliberation


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