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Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice


reviewed by Charles J. Calitri

coverTitle: Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice
Author(s): Hilda Taba
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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We in America are being forced constantly to re-examine just what kinds of experiences our schools must provide for our children in order that they may be prepared to cope with technological, economic, social and political changes which we cannot even dare to forecast. The time of slow change and long-enduring traditions is ended. The accumulation of knowledge concerning not only the nature of knowledge itself, but of society and the ways human beings think and learn, has progressed just far enough to make conflicting theories battle for supremacy in the development of curriculum. But no single theory has proven itself sufficiently to emerge as a present truth. The task of the makers of school experiences for children is to find a way of utilizing the knowledge which has accumulated, of interpreting the desires of the people, of formulating reasonable objectives and goals, and of translating all there is into forms... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 90-90
http://www.tcrecord.org/library ID Number: 2607, Date Accessed: 7/29/2014 6:42:36 AM


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