A Present-Day Look at the American School Curriculum

Wagner, Guy
February 1958
Education;Feb1958, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p328
Academic Journal
The article discusses the revolutionary changes of school curriculums in the U.S. The four guidelines that may help explain the changes of curriculum were presented by the author. The guidelines includes the need to recognize that young people are experiencing separate but closely interwoven curriculums which are curriculum of the home, community and schools, the need to determine that each child is unique having his own rate and pattern of development, to be aware that curriculum planning is not merely the piling of the new on top of the old thus, an overloading of experiences impossible for the pupil to digest and lastly the need to know that curriculum id both what is taught and how it was taught. In addition, the author emphasized that it is important that all curriculum planning be based upon a fact-finding attitude and that fault finding should be preceded by fact finding.


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