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Curriculum Planning


reviewed by A. Harry Passow 1954

coverTitle: Curriculum Planning
Author(s): J. Galen Saylor, William M. Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In little more than three decades, organized curriculum improvement programs of some kind have become almost a standard part of school systems throughout the country. But while the need for continuous study of educational programs is now widely accepted, at least at a verbal level, real instructional change has frequently failed to materialize. Saylor and Alexander have written a book to help individuals and groups remedy this condition. Many groups have struggled with curriculum improvement. At first organized curriculum revision was conceived in terms of new courses of study developed by central office experts with some committee assistance. When such paper changes failed to modify the learning experiences of youngsters, curriculum workers turned their attention to the process of change as well desirable ends. As a result, the dominant influence on current activities has been the idea that only through changes in people—best brought about by involving them in the process—can... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 3, 1954, p. 175-175
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4773, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:23:29 AM

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