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 Patterns of Educational Practice
Patterns of Educational 
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Patterns of Educational Practice:
Theories of Curriculum

by Richard W. Morshead

Designed as a broad and comprehensive explanation of the various ways in which education has taken place in the United States from the beginning of the country to the present. Focusing on the function of curriculum in defining the nature of American education, the author inspects the wide range of theories that have played a major role in curriculum development and operation.

The author's method throughout this book is to establish three-way linkages between ideologies, ethical systems, and curricula. Linkages are made among eight curricula --

  • the vocational,
  • the progressive,
  • the classical,
  • the character training,
  • the elective,
  • the subject-centered,
  • the humanistic, and
  • the performance curricula --

with their appropriate ideologies and ethical systems.

Ordering Information:
ISBN 0-87650-318-0, 6 x 9, 352p, paper, 1995, $28.00
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