A Multidisciplinary Approach to Curriculum
Terry Moore (in chapter 1) established the need for educational theory, clarified its nature and suggested that although there are many different kinds of theories of education they must all possess three characteristics:
1 assumptions about the nature of man, and therefore of children;
2 assumptions about the educational 'ends' or 'aims', often interpreted as an idea of what kind of person should be regarded as 'educated'; and
3 assumptions about the nature of knowledge and the relative value of different kinds of knowledge.