Fallace, Thomas, and Victoria Fantozzi, "Was There Really a Social Efficiency Doctrine? The Uses and Abuses of an Idea in Educational History," Educational Researcher, 42(April, 2013) 142-150.


Reviews the rise of the social efficiency doctrine in the field of history of curriculum; identifies problems in the use of the concept in this field; attempts a clarification thereof.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control


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