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University of California, Los Angeles, Collective of Curriculum Professors

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

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was a significant center for curriculum study, focusing primarily on school curricula and reform, beginning in the 1960s with the contributions of John I. Goodlad and Louise L. Tyler, joined by John D. McNeil in the 1970s, and Jeannie Oakes in the 1980s. The contributions of Madeline Hunter to instructional planning and W. James Popham and Eva Baker on assessment were widely adopted in school practice and entered into discussion on curriculum planning. The focus on curriculum as a force for social change has been retained at UCLA in the writings of Peter McLaren.

For three decades before her retirement in 1988, Tyler was a demanding presence at the UCLA department of education, later the Graduate School of Education ...

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