The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Education - 330 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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Contents

Curriculum Ferment in the 1890s
1
The Curriculum versus the Child
26
The Curriculum of the Dewey School
51
Scientific CurriculumMaking and the Rise of Social Efficiency as an Educational Ideal
76
Some Subject Realignment and the Triumph of Vocationalism
105
From HomeProject to Experience Curriculum
130
The Great Depression and the Heyday of Social Meliorism
151
The Hybridization of the Curriculum
175
The Mounting Challenge to the Subject Curriculum
200
The State of School Subjects at Midcentury
222
Life Adjustment Education and the End of an Era
250
Afterword
271
References
293
Index
317
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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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