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Univerity of Wisconsin 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 Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the University of WisconsinMadison has influenced curriculum studies since its rise to prominence in the 1950s. Virgil Herrick and Edward A. Krug, helped to establish new directions in curriculum theory and history, and these areas of study have continued to be developed through the work of Michael Apple and Herbert Kliebard since the 1970s.

Herrick's first contributions in curriculum thought came after World War II, offering direction on design of the elementary school and curriculum and collaborating with Ralph Tyler. Having completed all of his degrees at the University of Wisconsin, Herrick returned to Wisconsin in the program for Preparation of Elementary School Teachers in 1948 after 6 years at the University of ...

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