Phenix, Philip H., "The Disciplines as Curriculum Content," pp. 57-65 in A. Harry Passow, ed., Curriculum Crossroads . New York : Teachers College Press, 1962. Reprinted pp. 133-137 in Edmund C. Short and George D. Marconnit, eds., Contemporary Thought on Public School Curriculum . Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., 1968. Reprinted pp. 139-148 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.


Argues that all curriculum content should be drawn from the disciplines; explains why they are teachable in this form due to analytic simplification, synthetic coordination, and dynamism.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Normative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines


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