Ponder, Gerald A., "Schooling and Control: Some Interpretations of the Changing Social Function of Curriculum," pp. 139-167 in O. L. Davis, Jr., ed., Perspectives on Curriculum Development: 1776-1976 . Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976.


Traces changes in function exhibited by the curriculum over time; treats issues such as social control, diversity, and conformity.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum and Politics


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