Oliver, Albert I., "What is the Meaning of Curriculum?" pp. 3-18 in his Curriculum Improvement: A Guide to Problems, Principles, and Procedures. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1965. Reprinted 21-31 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.


Reviews a number of definitions of curriculum being used and cites examples from various sources.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization


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