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Curriculum Improvement in Public School Systems

reviewed by Gordon N. Mackenzie - 1951

coverTitle: Curriculum Improvement in Public School Systems
Author(s): Hollis L. Caswell
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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HISTORIANS reporting on mid-twentieth century American public schools will, in all probability, give extensive attention to the problems of curriculum improvement.1 Criticisms of the schools today center largely in what has or has not been done by way of changing the curriculum. Probably the major preoccupation of professional groups and lay groups working with the schools is curriculum modification. This widespread activity and concern suggest the possibility of a great body of professional literature describing and analyzing the programs and activities through which professional, lay, and pupil groups are participating in this ground swell of curriculum activity. On the contrary, while there are many descriptions of isolated curriculum improvement activities, little information is available regarding current programs being sponsored by total school systems. This major deficiency in the professional literature is markedly reduced with the publication of Curriculum Improvement in Public School Systems. Hollis L. Caswell, in five opening chapters, presents a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 52 Number 4, 1951, p. 247-247
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5142, Date Accessed: 9/21/2021 1:04:14 AM

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