ERIC Number: ED413279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Perspectives on the Humanities and School-Based Curriculum Development. ACLS Occasional Paper No. 24.
Blackman, Sandra; Chodorow, Stanley; Ohmann, Richard; Okura, Sandra; Purrington, Sandra Sanchez; Stein, Robert
This paper records three plenary sessions held at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) National Education Conference, August 27-29, 1993. The conference built on what was learned in the first year of the project and reported in ACLS Occasional Paper 20. Sessions allowed participants to talk with colleagues who had been project participants in the previous year. The three sessions included: (1) "Humanities and the Public Schools: Perspectives from Inside the ACLS Project" (Richard Ohmann) which focused on the role of humanities, of education in general, in a post-Cold War world; (2) "Panel Discussion on School-Based Curriculum Development" (Sandra Blackman; Sandra Okura; Sandra Sanches Purrington; Robert Stein) which discusses the process of curriculum development in the schools ; and (3) "Transformations in the Humanities" (Stanley Chodorow) which examined the contemporary condition of the humanities and the changes in both the methods of study and the objects of study that have occurred over the past few decades. (EH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Liberal Arts
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.