Miel, Alice, "Crystallization in Education," pp. 1-14 in Alice Miel, Changing the Curriculum: A Social Process. New York: Appleton, 1946. Reprinted pp. 452-467 in James R. Gress and David E. Purpel, eds., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978. Reprinted pp. 527-539 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.


Alice Miel


Shows how certain practices in curriculum and instruction become crystalized; critiques these procedures to show how to prevent crystalization.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Deliberation, Organization Theory


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