Caswell, Hollis L, "Emergence of the Curriculum as a Field of Professional Work and Study," pp. 1-11 in Helen F. Robinson, ed., Precedents and Promises in the Curriculum Field . New York: Teachers College Press, 1966. Reprinted pp. 26-31 in Edmund C. Short and George D. Marconnet, eds., Contemporary Thought on Public School Curriculum . Dubuque, IA: W. C. Brown, 1968.


Gives the history of currriculum as an emerging field of professional practice and study and identifies its several characteristics.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Professionalization in Curriculum


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