The Urban Review

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 30–36 | Cite as

Curriculum change: An investigation and a proposal

  • Melvin Schwartz
Curriculum Development: A Special Section


Curriculum Change 
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Notes and References

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    Marilyn Gittell,Participants and Participation, A Study of School Policy in New York City. New York: Center for Urban Education, 1967.Google Scholar
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    Alice Miel,Changing the Curriculum. New York: Appleton-Century, 1946, pp. 6–7.Google Scholar
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    In the late 1950s and early '60s, such distinguished educators as Jerome Bruner, Franklin Patterson, Elting Morrison, Charles Keller and others called for a major revamping of the Social Studies Curriculum. In 1959, 33 scholars from various disciplines met at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to analyze what was happening. Bruner, the Harvard psychologist, chaired the two-day conference and wrote its influential report. The ideas in the report generated a new curriculum movement in social studies and inspired hundreds of separate projects.Google Scholar
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    William Lowe,Structure and the Social Studies. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1969, p. 27.Google Scholar
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    New York City Board of Education,Curriculum and Materials, 20:4–5, Fall, 1965.Google Scholar
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    A few informal and unannounced visits to observe lessons in social studies demonstrated the inadequacy of the dissemination procedures; integration at the classroom level was more perfunctory than real. See also J. 1. Goodlad and M. F. Klein,Behind the Classroom Door (Worthington, Ohio: Charles A. Jones Publishing Co., 1970, pp. 110–115) wherein the authors found that many of the highly recommended and publicized educational innovations of the past decade have never reached the classroom.Google Scholar
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    H. Lionberger, “Strategy Implications for Planned Curricular Changes in Education,”Strategies for Planned Curricular Innovation, ed. M. Lawler, New York: Teachers College Press, 1970, p. 85.Google Scholar
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    J. Lloyd Trump, “Images of the Future-II”. Washington, D.C.: NASCD, 1967, p. 1 (mimeographed).Google Scholar

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