Shapiro, Arthur, "A Theory and Practice of Curriculum," pp. 307-316 in Beverly Irby, Genevieve H. Brown, Rafael Lara Aiecio, and Shirley A. Jackson, Eds., THe Handbook of Educational Theories. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2013.


Arthur Shapiro


Defines and describes the uses of theories in education; explains why a theory of curriculum is necessary; asserts that a theory of curriculum is a theory of process (design/making); offers a theory of curriculum based on the author's 1995 book.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-Making Processes

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Concpetual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses


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