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The Curriculum


reviewed by A. Harry Passow - 1954

coverTitle: The Curriculum
Author(s): Chester T. McNerney
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The purpose of this text, the author states in his preface, is to help "develop an understanding of better methods of organizing, presenting, and living the curriculum." McNerney attempts to do this by drafting an over-all view of a modern elementary and secondary curriculum. While he does not himself define curriculum, he declares that all definitions stem from one of two views—the curriculum is that which is taught to a person, or the environment in which education takes place. The function of the curriculum, McNerney writes, is either to enable the student to master subject matter or to create an environment which will foster growth. By inference, McNerney's curriculum is to be derived from the second conception, although the function of the curriculum can be matched with either of these two bases. The first chapter, "The Function of the Curriculum," describes some of the disparity in the interpretations of the educational objectives... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 5, 1954, p. 284-284
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4858, Date Accessed: 11/30/2020 9:52:13 AM

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