Macdonald, James B., and David E. Purpel, "Curriculum and Planning: Visions and Metaphors," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 2(Winter, 1987), 178-192. Reprinted pp. 305-321 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum : An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.*


Proposes a platform and a model for curriculum planning.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry,Normative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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