Kliebard, Herbert M., "Fads, Fashions, and Rituals: The Instability of Curriculum Change," pp. 16-34 in Laurel N. Tanner, ed., Critical Issues in Curriculum. 87th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part I. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988. Reprinted with editorial modifications, pp. 76-90 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Changing Course: American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002.


Explores the causes of cyclical change in the history of American curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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