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The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958 - Herbert M. Kliebard

The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958

Hardcover Published: 7th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415948906
Number Of Pages: 330

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Published in 1987, the first edition of The Struggle for the American Curriculum was 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.

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"Almost by definition, a classic text resists revision. But Herbert Kliebard's "Struggle for the American Curriculum is a welcome exception. Retaining its focus upon conflicts between curriculum theorists, Kliebard's latest edition adds new chapters about changes in school subjects themselves. The result is a lot like Herb Kliebard himself: concise, witty, graceful, and wise. Kliebard is a gentleman as well as a scholar, and it shows."-Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University "Kliebard's book has many strengths: it is lucidly written and the author discusses a wide range of issues and people in a succinct, fair, and scholarly manner. For these reasons alone it should appeal to a wide audience."Praise for the previous editions-Harvard Educational Review "Just as Kliebard's was an impressive voice calling for the study of curriculum history, so his own response to that need is impressive. "The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958 is well-researched and gracefully written, insightful as well as interesting."Praise for the previous editions-Teachers College Record

Preface to the Third Editionp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Preface to the First Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Curriculum Ferment in the 1890sp. 1
The Curriculum versus the Childp. 26
The Curriculum of the Dewey Schoolp. 51
Scientific Curriculum-Making and the Rise of Social Efficiency as an Educational Idealp. 76
Some Subject Realignment and the Triumph of Vocationalismp. 105
From Home-Project to Experience Curriculump. 130
The Great Depression and the Heyday of Social Meliorismp. 151
The Hybridization of the Curriculump. 175
The Mounting Challenge to the Subject Curriculump. 200
The State of School Subjects at Midcenturyp. 222
Life Adjustment Education and the End of an Erap. 250
Afterwordp. 271
Referencesp. 293
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780415948906
ISBN-10: 0415948908
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 7th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition