Kliebard, Herbert M., "Curriculum Theory: Give Me a For Instance," Curriculum Inquiry, 6(No. 4, 1977), 257-269. Reprinted pp. 168-182 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Forging the American Curriculum: Essays on Curriculum History and Theory. New York: Routledge, 1992.*


Presents a definition of curriculum theory; identifies the curriculum theory found in Dewey's writings.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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