Social efficiency and Kilpatrick’s project method
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 4 Readings

Social efficiency and Kilpatrick’s project method

Kliebard, H. (2004). The struggle for the American curriculum. Ch. 5–6, pp. 105–150. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. Chapters 5 and 6. Kliebard’s fifth chapter discussed changes in schooling that resulted from the social efficiency movement. The turnaround of one of the key members of The Committee of Ten, who had earlier rejected ideas of ability … Continue reading

The scientific method in curriculum-making and standardized education
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 4 Readings

The scientific method in curriculum-making and standardized education

Bobbitt, F. (2013). Scientific method in curriculum-making. In: D. J. Flinders & S. J. Thornton (Eds.), Curriculum Studies Reader (4th ed.), pp. 11–18. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. In 1918, then Professor of educational administration at the University of Chicago, Franklin Bobbitt, wrote the above essay which presented a theory of curriculum development, based on the … Continue reading

Maria Montessori’s critical consideration of the “new” pedagogy
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 4 Readings

Maria Montessori’s critical consideration of the “new” pedagogy

Montessori, M. (2013). A critical consideration of the new pedagogy in its relation to modern science. In: D. J. Flinders & S. J. Thornton (Eds.), Curriculum Studies Reader (4th ed.), pp. 19–31. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. A complete audiobook of the original publication is available for download at this URL—https://librivox.org/the-montessori-method-by-maria-montessori/ Originally published in 1912, Montessori … Continue reading

Tyler’s basic principles of curriculum and instruction
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 4 Readings

Tyler’s basic principles of curriculum and instruction

Tyler, R. (2013). Basic principles of curriculum and instruction. In: D. J. Flinders & S. J. Thornton (Eds.), Curriculum Studies Reader (4th ed.), pp. 59–68. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. First published in 1949, the first sentence of Ralph Tyler’s paper, “a rationale for viewing, analyzing and interpreting the curriculum and instructional program of an educational … Continue reading

Counts splits the progressive education movment
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 4 Readings

Counts splits the progressive education movment

Counts, G. (1932). Dare progressive education be progressive? Progressive Education 9(4), 257–263. A collection of three speeches given at the February 1932 meeting of the Progressive Education Association (P.E.A.) in Baltimore, was first published as a pamphlet entitled Dare the School Build a New Social Order? At the time, many perceived an emerging split within … Continue reading