ERIC Number: ED414215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The American Curriculum: A Documentary History.
Willis, George, Ed.; Schubert, William H., Ed.; Bullough, Robert V., Jr., Ed.; Kridel, Craig, Ed.; Holton, John T., Ed.
This book brings together in one volume a sampling of primary source materials from the historical development of curriculum in the United States. The materials describe what has been or might have been taught in U.S. schools from the 17th century through the 20th century. The materials are arranged in chronological order focusing specific issues or topics. The selection of documents for inclusion was based on influence, representativeness, and exemplification. The 36 documents range in years from 1642 to 1983. Sources for the documents include Benjamin Franklin, Horace Mann, the Chicago Board of Education, John Dewey, the National Education Association, the Faculty of Yale College, Jerome S. Bruner, and The Harvard Committee. Each document is introduced by a short essay explaining its historical context and significance. The book provides a comprehensive historical record of the evolution of the curriculum in the United States. (EH)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Secondary School Curriculum
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