The purpose of the series is to discuss and debate major trends and developments in the formative period of the subject when curriculum studies were still not an independent area of study.
The following path-breaking volume s of the series offer a comprehensive introduction to, and overview of, the field: i. The curriculum by Franklin Bobbitt. Ii. The child and the curriculum by John Dewey. Iii. Child development and the curriculum by Arthur T. Jersild. Iv. The primary curriculum by H. Hayward. v. The modern high school curriculum by P.E. & N.M. Belting. vi. Administration of the college curriculum by W.T. Foster.
The collection covers the key points of dispute and areas of controversy within the field of curriculum studies and includes works of some of the leading writers of their times.