Over the course of four decades, Herbert M. Kliebard (1930–) has been one of the leading U.S. curriculum theorists and historians, influencing countless scholars, administrators, and teachers who took his classes and read his many publications. As a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin at Madison from 1963 through 1999, he taught several thousand students who learned, for example, that curriculum planning could be approached in other than an overly technocratic and rational way, indeed as an area of thoughtful and creative deliberation and decision making concerning interrelated issues of purpose, selection, organization, assessment, culture, and politics. He has also shared his historical and theoretical insights in close to 100 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, some of which have become classics in ...

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