Schubert, William H., "Curriculum Reform," pp. 80-112 in Gordon Cawelti, ed., Challenges and Achievements of American Education . Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1993.*


Traces the history of four curriculum orientations since 1943, notes their contributors and the related literature, and identifies questions needing reflection today.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Classics of Curriculum Literature, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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