Faix, Thomas L, Toward a Science of Curriculum: Strutural-Functional Analysis as a Conceptual System for Theory and Research. Disssertation, University of Wisconsin, 1964.


Thomas L. Faix


Draws on structural-functional analysis from the social sciences to explicate an approach to creating scientific theory in the the field of curriculum; provides a thorough and lucid treatment of all topics addressed; serves as an historical summary of the status (as of 1964) of this type of analysis and its use as a model for curriculum; deals with concepts of curriculum phenomena, curriculum system, its elements, its structure, its functions, and its processes.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Concpetual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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