Eclecticism and what was progressive education?
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 5 Readings

Eclecticism and what was progressive education?

Kliebard, H. (2004). The struggle for the American curriculum. Ch. 7–8, pp. 151–200. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. The crisis of the Great Depression, with mass school closures and laying-off of teachers, brought a renewed interest in using education to reform society. Kliebard’s seventh chapter described how, the social meliorist position of blending social efficiency with … Continue reading

Curriculum is politics
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 5 Readings

Curriculum is politics

Curtis, B. (1997). The State of Tutelage in Lower Canada, 1835–1851. History of Education Quarterly, 37(1), 25-43. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/369903. Most of the postmortem examinations of the Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38 identified one of its leading causes as faulty political education… (p. 25) Talking Point: Define education. The British wanted to use education to guard … Continue reading

Duncan McArthur: The history of a civic-minded politician that cared about education. Yes, there really appears to have been one.
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 5 Readings

Duncan McArthur: The history of a civic-minded politician that cared about education. Yes, there really appears to have been one.

Christou, T. (2013). The complexity of intellectual currents: Duncan McArthur and Ontario’s progressivist curriculum reforms. Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, (49)5, 677–697, Doi: 10.1080/00309230.2012.739181 The author described a period of “dramatic reorganisation” (p. 677), from 1937–1938 and 1941–1942, when progressivist reforms were directed amidst a complex reformist agenda, at a time … Continue reading