The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958
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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Review: The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958User Review - Leanna Aker - Goodreads
Reviewed this book for my Ph.D. comprehensive exams, and read it many years ago. This book provides a detailed history of curriculum pendulum shifts between Progressivism and Essentialism in American education. Though detailed, it is a bit dry. Read full review
Review: The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958User Review - Wendy - Goodreads
Interesting information... but it seems like it was written as a series of articles. There is a lot of repetition and circling back, but in all, a good guide to American education. Read full review