Kliebard, Herbert M., "The Mounting Challenge to the Subject Curriculum,'' pp. 200-221, and "The State of School Subjects at Midcentury," pp. 222-249, in Herbert M. Kliebard, The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958, 3rd ed. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004.


Outlines the struggle between the "need"/"core" curriculum and the academic subjects curriculum in the 1940s and 1950s; describes the struggles going on within the academic subjects as well for direction of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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