Kliebard, Herbert M., "Dewey and the Herbartians: The Genesis of a Theory of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Winter, 1981), 154-161. Reprinted pp. 66-79 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988. Also reprinted pp. 68-81 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses: Twenty Years of JCT. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.


Presents a review of Dewey's early career and his curriculum theory as influenced by the Herbartians.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History


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