“Woah! It's like Spotify but for academic articles.”

Instant Access to Thousands of Journals for just $40/month

Get 2 Weeks Free

Chapter III: Factors Influencing Curriculum Development

Chapter III: Factors Influencing Curriculum Development


CHAPTER III Factors Influencing Curriculum Development DAN W. DODSON THAT education takes place in a social framework is taken for granted. In 1952 an entire issue of the REVIEW (2) was devoted to this topic. Because of the complexity of social forces influencing curriculum develop ment, any exploration of particular factors must, by necessity, be selective. Larsen and Toy (35) classified such forces in curriculum change as (a) state agencies, (b) the federal government, (c) the profession (more than 500 national and regional organizations, more than 100 state bodies, and thousands of local units), (d) accrediting agencies, (e) special interest groups, (f) business and labor groups, (g) patriotic groups, (h) racial and religious groups, and (i) the community. Even this classification does not allow, however, for the more impersonal impact of social and political forces on a wider canvas. Forces Representing the Processes of Change Social changes influencing the curriculum include both the amount of population mobility (40) and its pattern. White, middle-class people with children are migrating to the suburbs of metropolitan communities, and the "inner cities" are becoming populated with what the Census Bureau classifies as "non-white." Four studies of school systems (44, 45, 46, 47)
Loading next page...
Problems Reading this Article? Report Issue Here

You're reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

And millions more from thousands of peer-reviewed journals, for only $40/month.

Get 2 Weeks Free

To be the best researcher, you need access to the best research

  • With DeepDyve, you can stop worrying about how much articles cost, or if it's too much hassle to order — it's all at your fingertips. Your research is important and deserves the top content.
  • Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from Springer, Elsevier, Nature, IEEE, Wiley-Blackwell and more.
  • All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

Stop missing out on the latest updates in your field

  • We’ll send you automatic email updates on the keywords and journals you tell us are most important to you.
  • There is a lot of content out there, so we help you sift through it and stay organized.