Kliebard, Herbert M., "Curriculum History," pp. 264-267 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed. New YorK: Macmillan, 1992.*


Reviews the reinterpretations of early twentieth century curriculum reforms by studies done in the last twenty-five years; also reviews recent historical case studies of school system curricula and the recent attention given to how subjects arose and changed.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Change

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History


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