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The Saber-Tooth Curriculum, Classic Edition [NOOK Book]

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A classic of educational criticism proves its relevance in light of today's educational quandaries



First published by McGraw-Hill in 1939, The Saber-Tooth Curriculum was a groundbreaking satire of the educational establishment, and its unwillingness to adapt to changing times. Throughout the decades, this...

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Overview

A classic of educational criticism proves its relevance in light of today's educational quandaries



First published by McGraw-Hill in 1939, The Saber-Tooth Curriculum was a groundbreaking satire of the educational establishment, and its unwillingness to adapt to changing times. Throughout the decades, this witty work has not only become an educational classic, but has also remained as relevant and applicable to the key questions in education today as it was when first published.



With tongue firmly in cheek, Peddiwell takes on the conflicting philosophies of education, from its imagined origins at the dawn of time to its culmination in a ritualistic, deeply entrenched social institution with rigidly prescribed norms and procedures. Developed within a fanciful framework of fictional lectures, given by fictional author Professor J. Abner Peddiwell, doyen in the History of Education at Petaluma State College, this humorous fable illustrates the progress of education and gives valuable insights into how it could continue to develop in the decades to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071783736
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 411,809
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

J. Abner Peddiwell was doyen of the History of Education at Petaluma State College.



Harold Benjamin was an academic, author, and publishing professional, and a prominent figure in 20th-century education.

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Table of Contents

Foreward to the classic edition
Introduction
The saber-tooth curriculum 1
A historical note on this book and its author 141
Under his own command : the careers of Harold R. W. Benjamin 157
A bibliography 167
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