Kliebard, Herbert, M., The Struggle for the American Curriculum: 1893-1958 . Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986. 2nd ed., Routledge, 1995; 3rd ed., RoutledgeFalmer, 2004. A review can be found in Curriculum Inquiry 40(March, 2010), 205-220.


Represents the first history of the American curriculum; interprets curriculum changes in light of political factors vying for dominance but with no one of these factors gaining complete dominance.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Change,Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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