Kliebard, Herbert M., "The Search for Meaning in Progressive Education: Curriculum Conflict in the Context of Status Politics," pp. 231-252 in Herbert M. Kliebard, The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 1995. Reprinted pp. 271-292 in 3rd ed. New York: RoutlegeFalmer, 2004.


Explains the theoretical framework for the author's interpretation of curriculum history in the full volume in terms of status politics and the symbolic nature of interest-group struggles over curriculum during this period.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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