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ERIC Number: EJ766905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Connections, Contrarieties, and Convolutions: Curriculum and Pedagogic Reform in Alberta and Ontario, 1930-1955
Lemisko, Lynn Speer; Clausen, Kurt W.
Canadian Journal of Education, v29 n4 p1097-1126 2006
To apply newer philosophical approaches in education, Alberta and Ontario experimented with dramatic curriculum and pedagogic reform during the progressive era, c. 1930 to 1955. However, by the mid-1950s both provinces returned to more traditional disciplinary approaches. This comparative historical study reveals three conditions that affected reform efforts in the provinces: the need for appropriate teacher education and the development of appropriate supporting materials; the need for an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of the reform approach; and the impact of the general social, political, and intellectual environment. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada