Tyler, Ralph W., Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1949.


Ralph W. Tyler


Presents explanation and arguments for five elements of curriculum and instructional planning (purposes, learning experiences, organization, evaluation, planning). Originally published as a Syllabus for Education 360 at the University of Chicago prepared and taught by Tyler.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Development Strategies, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Curriculum Standards and Testing


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