The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 15, 2004 - Education - 360 pages
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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, 1893-1958

User 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, 1893-1958

User Review  - Trish Bodine - Goodreads

Kliebard has a entertaining voice. He expertly weaves the ideas of interest groups steering the direction of curriculum through the murky waters of change as the United States moved into the Industrial Age. Read full review

About the author (2004)

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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