W. W. Charters's Curriculum Construction was among a handful of books that pioneered the emerging field of curriculum studies during the first few decades of the 20th century. Curriculum Construction became popular with advocates of vocational training and others who were seeking to establish an empirical basis for professions ranging from nursing to teaching to pharmacy. Charters completed his PhD degree in education at the University of Chicago in 1904 where John Dewey supervised his dissertation. He later served as a professor of education and educational researcher at numerous universities, including the University of Missouri, the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Chicago, and Ohio State University. In Curriculum Construction, Charters applied the new social science techniques that were ...

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