Traditional vs progressive education… either-or?
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 6 Readings

Traditional vs progressive education… either-or?

Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and Education, pp. 17–23, 25–31. New York, NY: Touchstone. Traditional vs. Progressive Education “Mankind likes to think in terms of extreme opposites. It is given to formulating its beliefs in terms of Either-Ors, between which it recognizes no intermediate possibilities.” (p.17) Dewey’s opening statement may fit well for belief, for systems … Continue reading

Doll’s four R’s—An alternative to the Tyler rationale
Curriculum Theory

Doll’s four R’s—An alternative to the Tyler rationale

Doll, W. (2013) The Four R’s – An Alternative to the Tyler Rationale. In: D. J. Flinders & S. J. Thornton (Eds.), Curriculum Studies Reader (4th ed.), pp. 215–222. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. When I first began reading this paper, I had little sympathy for Mr. Bartlett’s methods of addition, whether he was more “industrially … Continue reading

Tyler’s basic principles of curriculum and instruction
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 4 Readings

Tyler’s basic principles of curriculum and instruction

Tyler, R. (2013). Basic principles of curriculum and instruction. In: D. J. Flinders & S. J. Thornton (Eds.), Curriculum Studies Reader (4th ed.), pp. 59–68. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. First published in 1949, the first sentence of Ralph Tyler’s paper, “a rationale for viewing, analyzing and interpreting the curriculum and instructional program of an educational … Continue reading

The nature of curriculum theory—give me a “for instance”
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 2 Readings

The nature of curriculum theory—give me a “for instance”

Kliebard, H., Hawkins, T., Diamonti, M., Tyler, R., Franklin, B., & Bauer, N. (1977). [Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”]: Discussion. Curriculum inquiry, 6(4), 277–282. Why does curriculum have to be an applied field of philosophy? Agreed. Parent v. foundation. Foundation grows to become a parent? Hawkins & Diamonti: Curriculum is purely applied theory? … Continue reading

Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 2 Readings

Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”

Kliebard, H. (1977). Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”. Curriculum Inquiry, 6(4), 257–269. Herbert Kliebard My scrapbook notes… Kliebard (2004) told us that from 1918–1927 curriculum was on its way, in 1927 it arrived? Define arrived exactly? Western societies had a curriculum before then, well before 1918 we differentiated sciences enough to be well on the way … Continue reading