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Stanford University 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 College of Education at Stanford University served as a collective for curriculum studies through the influence of Paul Hanna and Fannie Shaftel on social studies curricula from the end of World War II through the 1960s; the substantial scholarship of Elliot Eisner, Decker Walker, and Nel Noddings in the last three decades of the 20th century; and the influence that educational scholars in research on teaching (Nathaniel Gage), educational history (David Tyack and Larry Cuban), educational measurement and evaluation (Lee Cronbach), teacher education (Lee Schulman), and school administration and reform (Linda Darling-Hammond) have provided to curriculum scholars. Numerous other scholars, having studied at Stanford, are significant contributors to curriculum studies.

The College of Education was fashioned by Elwood P. Cubberly, recruited by the president of ...

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