Thornton, Stephen J., "Curriculum, Construction and Evaluation of," in D. C. Philiips, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2014.


Summarizes the processes typically employed in constructing and evaluating the curriculum; Gives some historical references to work of curriculum scholars; see related entry by the same author on Hidden Curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction


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