ERIC Number: EJ1033616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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One Kind of Human Being: MACOS, the Human Sciences, and Governmentality
Ivens, John P.
European Education, v45 n3 p16-34 Fall 2013
Contemporary reform movements have roots in post-World War II changes. Back then, social reformers in the United States targeted education as a field for the human sciences to intervene and impart a new kind of knowledge into daily life. These experts developed Man: A Course of Study (MACOS), a science-based curriculum, steeped in biological and cultural anthropology, to teach relationships by "Making Up People" to administer a new way of life. To understand how, a framework of governmentality helps investigate and explore how the underlying constructs of structures, functions, and social systems within MACOS cohered on a field of intelligibility to produce a cultural thesis of how schoolchildren should be.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Action, Self Control, Government Role, Curriculum Development, Thinking Skills, Learning Processes, Science Education, Students
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