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The Curriculum and Individual Differences


by Fred T. Wilhelms 1962

Curriculums are planned for groups rather than for individuals, and that fact may as well be recognized at the outset. To be sure, the student of education, asked to define curriculum, is likely to respond in some such terms as, "all the experiences a child has under the guidance of the school." In all truth, this is what any curriculum inevitably becomes to the individual child who "takes" it. And, by extension, it is perfectly valid to argue that, since each person's experiences are always unique, subjectively speaking, then each child's curriculum is unique.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 61, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 9, 1962, p. 62-74
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19799, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 4:06:41 AM

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  • Fred Wilhelms
    San Francisco State College
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    FRED T. WILHELMS is a professor of education at San Francisco State College.
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