Scheffler, Israel, "Justifying Curriculum Decisions," School Review, 66(Winter, 1958), 461-472. Reprinted pp. 116-125 in his Reason and Teaching. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1973. Reprinted pp. 497-505 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977.


Explains the need to justify curriculum decisions and explores the bases for such decisions.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Normative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Deliberation


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