Kliebard, Herbert M., "Success and Failure in Educational Reform: Are There Historical Lessons?" Peabody Journal of Education, 65(Winter, 1988). Reprinted pp. 97-112 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Forging American Curriculum: Essays in Curriculum History and Theory. New York: Routledge, 1992. Also reprinted with editorial modifications, pp. 126-137 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Changing Course: American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002.


Examines three kinds of educational reform efforts and highlights what can be learned from these historical examples.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History


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