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Taba, Hilda

  • By: Barbara Slater Stern
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Hilda Taba (19021967) struggled to find the most effective way to create curriculum that would yield what she considered to be an educated populace; critical thinkers searching for meaning and understanding of the world around them and prepared to meet the challenges of a future that would be constantly changing. This struggle was not a top-down, externally created, and imposed curriculum package, but rather a process of developing curriculum from the bottom up by working with the classroom teachers delivering that curriculum to their students using instructional strategies that would further the goals of education in a democratic society. Taba's principles of curriculum can be easily implemented in any academic discipline or across disciplines as desired by the local school system. Taba's interests in the ...

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