The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2004-08-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Published in 1987, the first edition ofThe Struggle for the American Curriculumwas a classic in curriculum studies and in the history of education. This new third edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes two new chapters on the renewed attacks on the subject curriculum in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the way individual school subjects evolved over time and were affected by these attacks.

Author Biography

Herbert M. Kliebard is Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ix
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Preface to the First Edition xvii
Acknowledgments xxi
1 Curriculum Ferment in the 1890's
2 The Curriculum versus the Child
3 The Curriculum of the Dewey School
4 Scientific Curriculum-Making and the Rise of Social Efficiency as an Educational Ideal
5 Some Subject Realignment and the Triumph of Vocationalism
6 From Home-Project to Experience Curriculum
7 The Great Depression and the Heyday of Social Meliorism
8 The Hybridization of the Curriculum
9 The Mounting Challenge to the Subject Curriculum
10 The State of School Subjects at Midcentury 222(28)
11 Life Adjustment Education and the End of an Era 250(21)
Afterword 271(22)
References 293(24)
Index 317

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