ERIC Number: ED271460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Struggle for the American Curriculum 1893-1958.
Kliebard, Herbert M.
This book explores the many forces that helped shape contemporary American curriculum. An analysis of American education built around four competing interest groups is offered. Each group holds a distinctive ideology and its own agenda for what the schools should teach. An interpretation is given of the efforts of John Dewey to transform the American curriculum. The origins and development of vocational education as the single most significant curricular innovation of the 20th century are also examined. Consideration is given to curriculum developments such as the activity curriculum, scientific curriculum-making, social reconstructionism, and life adjustment education. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, North American Culture, Progressive Education
Routledge & Kegan Paul, Inc., 29 W. 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 ($26.45).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
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