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Alberty, Harold

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

Harold Alberty (18901971), professor of education at the Ohio State University, had a remarkable career that spanned the progressive education movement in the United States as well as the neo-progressive curricular practices that emerged toward the end of his life in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Alberty profoundly influenced the field of curriculum studies through his most widely cited text, Reorganizing the High School Curriculum. In his book, Alberty described curriculum integration across a continuum that illustrated how content knowledge can be organized to achieve more or less integration of major concepts, skills, beliefs, and so on. Although some scholars suggest that there were six types of curriculum integration in Alberty's model, the preponderance of curriculum theorists describe five major types ranging from the ...

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