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ERIC Number: EJ1059305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
The Rise and Fall of Scientific Curriculum Movement in the Social Studies, 1916-1929
Fallace, Thomas
Social Studies, v106 n3 p83-91 2015
In this historical study, the author reexamines the relationship and role of social efficiency and scientific curriculum making in the early years of the social studies (1916-1929). The author argues that historians have applied the term "social efficiency" too bluntly to label and ultimately dismiss a variety of educational reformers in the social studies, many of whom offered promising reform agendas. A closer look at scientific curriculum making in the social studies reveals that the movement was not inherently anti-academic, or anti-intellectual--critiques historians commonly associate with the social efficiency and scientific curriculum making--but rather an attempt to update the curriculum to be consistent with its own stated goals.
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Language: English
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