The Story Is Encouraging

December 1945
Educational Leadership;Dec1945, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p98
The article focuses on curriculum planning in the U.S. "Curriculum experimentation" is a popular term at the present time. It is being carried on in large schools and in small, with or without the help of large grants of money and outside consultants. Results of some experiments have been lauded in professional and lay publications from one part of the country to the other; in many other instances they have been unnoticed except by adults and children who realize that in some way community living is different because things have happened and are continuing to happen in the community's schools. In its presentation of quick glimpses at curriculum experimentation throughout the U.S., the periodical "Educational Leadership," has striven to select ongoing, live programs. It has not attempted to deal with experimentation which has already received much attention, no matter how outstanding and significant the results have been. Rather attention is given to experiments which are now in process, in which results are not crystallized. It is wise to examine processes now in operation and to realistically appraise the way in which certain processes succeed or fail as means of reaching desired goals.


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