Westbury, Ian, "Curriculum, School: Overview," pp. 529-535 in Volume 2, James W. Guthrie, ed., Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003.
Discusses various conceptions of curriculum and how the curriculum emerges as a result of accommodating different views of what is considered necessary for students to know and experience; summarizes history of curriculum in 20th century; gives an institutional understanding of curriculum.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation
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