Broudy, Harry S., B. Othanel Smith, and Joe R. Burnett, Democracy and Excellence in American Secondary Education: A Study in Curriculum Theory. New York: Rand McNally, 1964. (Reprinted: Huntington, NY: Robert E. Kreiger Publishing Co, 1978)


Argues for a five-strand common program for students in secondary education (symbolic studies, basic sciences, developmental studies, value exemplars, and molar problems) for general education.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Normative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Secondary School Curriculum, Liberal Education/General Education


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