Bullough, Robert V., Jr., and Craig Kridel, "Adolescent Needs, Curriculum, and the Eight-Year Study," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 35(March, 2003), 151-169.


Describes the historical debate over adolescent needs among members of the Progressive Education Association during the period of the Eight-Year Study; traces views of Alberty, Zachry, Thayer, and Bode; discusses the role of social philosophy in current curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Needs Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature


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