Curriculum-Making in the City and Country School
by Caroline Pratt - 1927
In making our curriculum we have tried to follow the example which science has set, that is, given a group of children, we have put them in a certain 'set-up'—a set-up in which we think they stand a chance to develop their potentialities. This set-up is in the nature of an hypothesis and has come out of what we think we know of children—not school children, just children. In order to avoid school children, we began with those younger than school age, from all sorts of homes. Then we began to discover things and to modify or enlarge our set-up. This form, or hypothesis, or set-up (and I refer here to everything external to the children which stands to influence them) is the curriculum, or the form within which the school purpose operates.
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