Tyler, Ralph W., "Desirable Content for a Curriculum Development Syllabus Today," pp. 36-48 in Alex Molnar and John A. Zahorik, eds., Curriculum Theory. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1977. Reprinted pp. 395-400 in George Willis, et al., The American Curriculum: A Documentary History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.


Ralph W. Tyler


Indicates how the author would revise his syllabus (Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction) for today.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction


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