Macdonald, James B., and Dwight Clark, "Critical Value Questions and the Analysis of Objectives and Curricula," pp. 405-412 in R. M. W. Travers, ed., Second Handbook of Research on Teaching . Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1973.*


Discusses the value-laden issues behind the formulation of curriculum objectives and behind choices in instructional materials and media; laments the lack of research on these matters.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials,Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Normative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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