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Social Reconstruction : People, Politic, Perspectives - Karen L Riley

Social Reconstruction

People, Politic, Perspectives

By: Karen L Riley (Editor)

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Social Reconstruction as a philosophy, stream of thought or "official program" ois often synonymous with Depression-era Progressivism. But, Social Reconstruction, unlike progressivism, enjoyed political stardom. The spirit of progressivism, at least in terms of education, found a home in those enthusiasts who supported a child-centered perspective of education. Others, such as the essentialists viewed their progressive role as one that advanced the view of essential or basic education as the most sound approach to curriculum and teaching. Still others, more radical in their outlook, believed that progress should be framed with questions about social justice and equity. Proponents of social reconstruction included Harold Rugg and George Counts, although the "movement" was rich with supporters. To date, social reconstruction is only a by word in most texts that deal with the Progressive Era or progressive education, perhaps, because Rugg and Counts, the two most visible proponents, sought and received the political limelight, no matter how glaring. In any event, the depths of social reconstruction have yet to be plumbed. Hence, the first book in this series will offer a comprehensive treatment of Social Reconstruction, which include chapters that examine its proponents, political nature, and social justice programs born of and within the tumultuous context of progressive politics.

George S. Counts and the origins of social reconstructionismp. 1
Social reconstruction with a purpose : the forgotten tradition of William Bagleyp. 27
"Social studies vs. the United States of America" : Harold Rugg and teaching for social justicep. 45
Theodore Brameld : reconstructionism for our emerging agep. 69
Education for social reconstruction in critical contextp. 89
The triumphism of Americanism : the American Legion vs. Harold Ruggp. 111
Recent social trends, social reconstructionism, and the American Historical Association, 1929-1941p. 127
Social reconstructionism and educational policy : the educational policies commission, 1936-1941p. 149
Curriculum design and Harold Rugg : implementing social reconstructionismp. 167
In search of curriculum theory : the reconstructionistsp. 189
Social reconstruction in education : searching our black voicesp. 211
Social reconstructionist curriculum impulses : pragmatism, collectivism and "the American problem"p. 235
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ISBN: 9781593112158
ISBN-10: 1593112157
Series: Studies in the History of Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 28th March 2006
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54