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How to Make a Curriculum

  • By: J. Wesley Null
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

John Franklin Bobbitt's How to Make a Curriculum, published in 1924, was a targeted sequel to Bobbitt's groundbreaking and highly popular book The Curriculum, which appeared in 1918. How to Make a Curriculum focuses on Bobbitt's detailed process of curriculum making, whereas The Curriculum addresses the much larger subject of curriculum itself. In The Curriculum, Bobbitt was making his initial case for his philosophy of curriculum. In How to Make a Curriculum, on the other hand, Bobbitt assumes that his view had taken root and then proceeds to explain how to make curriculum in detail.

Bobbitt wrote How to Make a Curriculum to provide specific guidance to schools and school districts that were facing the problem of needing to revise their curriculum during the mid to ...

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