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ERIC Number: ED123154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 12
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Some Thoughts on the Importance of Historical Studies in Education.
Pemberton, S. Macpherson
The historical study of education as it can contribute to an understanding of current educational problems, practices, and attitudes is discussed. Historical studies can be profitably addressed to the following issues in education today: curriculum reform; the relationship between the state of the economy and educational innovations; the impact of population changes on education; education for minority groups; the arguments for and against freedom and choice versus structure and prescription, breadth versus specialization, and elitism versus open access; the relevance of formal education to work; stereotyping and discrimination in institutions; and production and utilization of knowledge. New approaches in the historical study of education may result in new generalizations about a broad range of educational problems and the historical perspective gained may play an important role in shaping educational policies. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.