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Fundamentals of Curriculum Development

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

First published in 1950 and then revised in 1957, the synoptic curriculum text, Fundamentals of Curriculum Development, by B. Othanel Smith, William O. Stanley, and J. Harlan Shores set the standard for synoptic texts of the 1950s. The conceptualization provided by these authors influenced scholarship on curriculum development for the 1950s, the 1960s, and well into the 1970s. It was influenced by earlier texts by Franklin Bobbitt, W. W. Charters, Henry Harap, L. Thomas Hopkins, and Alice Miel and especially by synoptic texts by Hollis Caswell and Doak Campbell, Harold Alberty, and Florence Stratemeyer (and colleagues). It influenced synoptic texts for at least four decades by many authors, including J. Galen Saylor and William M. Alexander, Hilda Taba, Daniel and Laurel Tanner, Elliot W. Eisner, ...

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