The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958 / Edition 3

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Overview

Published in 1987, the first edition of The Struggle for the American Curriculum was a classic in curriculum studies and in the history of education. This new third edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes two new chapters on the renewed attacks on the subject curriculum in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the way individual school subjects evolved over time and were affected by these attacks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415948913
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert M. Kliebard is Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of Schooled to Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946.

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Table of Contents

1 Curriculum ferment in the 1890s 1
2 The curriculum versus the child 26
3 The curriculum of the Dewey School 51
4 Scientific curriculum-making and the rise of social efficiency as an educational ideal 76
5 Some subject realignment and the triumph of vocationalism 105
6 From home-project to experience curriculum 130
7 The great depression and the heyday of social meliorism 151
8 The hybridization of the curriculum 175
9 The mounting challenge to the subject curriculum 200
10 The state of school subjects at midcentury 222
11 Life adjustment education and the end of an era 250
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