Marshall, J. Dan, James T. Sears, and William H. Schubert, Turning Points in Curriculum: A Contemporary American Memoir. Columbus, OH: Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2000. 2nd ed., with Louise A. Allen and Patrick A. Roberts. Pearson Education, 2007.


Traces the history of the curriculum field in relation to events in society in five periods: 1897 to 1946, 1947 to 1960, 1961 to 1969, 1970 to 1983, and 1984 to lately; refers to much of the major literature in curriculum in each period.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum


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