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Curriculum Theorizing: The Reconceptualists

reviewed by Harry S. Broudy 1976

coverTitle: Curriculum Theorizing: The Reconceptualists
Author(s): William Pinar
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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On page 398, toward the end of the book, the editor asks, "If the curriculum theory field is not about design development, instruction, and evaluation, then what is it about? What should it be about?" That, as the saying goes, is a good question, and it is even more typical of the book when it reads: "If what Ralph Tyler has been saying about the curriculum is wrong-headed, then how is one to talk about curriculum theory?" In his contribution to the volume, Herbert Kliebard gives a cogent and well-reasoned critique of the Tyler model, and most of the other authors seem to agree with him on Tyler's wrong-headedness in the matter. As to what is to be said that is right-headed, the titles of some of the chapters give some indication. "Curriculum Making in the U.S." by Lawrence A. Cremin; "The Hidden Curriculum and the Nature of Conflict" and "Scientific... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 4, 1976, p. 639-641
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1317, Date Accessed: 8/20/2018 10:20:44 AM

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