Myths, morals, and models : implications for special education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Edward Willis Milner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: The dissertation is an essay in curriculum criticism. Its method is interdisciplinary. It is modeled on curriculum theorizing and literary criticism; it uses typologies taken from ethics and theology; and it is patterned after a hermeneutical method taken from philosophy. In this interdisciplinary venture curriculum criticism becomes a method of inquiry and a means of self-understanding. It is used to construct three curriculum models from the literature in Special Education, to investigate curriculum at a diagnostic center, and to put an alternate type of curriculum into practice at the center. The essay concludes reflectively with a dialogue that explores the implications of myths, morals, and models for curriculum.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Curriculum evaluation $x Moral and ethical aspects
Children with disabilities $x Education
Developmental disabilities $x Diagnosis

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