Curriculum is Politics (Revisited)
Curriculum Theory

Curriculum is Politics (Revisited)

The National Curriculum of England, Wales and Ireland (EWI). Curriculum has always been influenced by the politics of the day, and the need for standardization in education has been expressed historically and globally, examples include The Committee of Ten in late 19th century America, Franklin Bobbitt’s scientistic approach of 1918, or the Tyler Rationale of … Continue reading

Kliebard closes with life adjustment and some dodgy mental hygiene
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 7 Readings

Kliebard closes with life adjustment and some dodgy mental hygiene

Kliebard, H. (2004). The struggle for the American curriculum. Ch. 11–Afterword, pp. 250–270, 271–292. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. Chapter 11, discussed life adjustment education in the late 1940s and 1950s. The pre-cursors of life adjustment, with what Kliebard terms its goal of “a curriculum attuned to the actual life functions of youth in preparation for … Continue reading

Post WWII curriculum reform—to do Greek or not to do Greek
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 6 Readings

Post WWII curriculum reform—to do Greek or not to do Greek

Kliebard, H. (2004). The struggle for the American curriculum. Ch. 9–10, pp. 200–249. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. Chapter 9, covers the years during and immediately after World War II and begins data-driven approach then the academic history of previous chapters. Predominantly, the immediate post-war period continued the trend of interest group ideologies, which Kliebard observed … Continue reading

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

Variations in curriculum theory
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 2 Readings

Variations in curriculum theory

Kliebard, H. (2004). The struggle for the American curriculum. Ch. 1–2, pp. 1–50. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer. Kliebard described changes in the perception and the reality of society and the school at the close of the nineteenth century. Kliebard argues that, in the public’s view, changes that had begun earlier in the century, such as the … Continue reading

Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 2 Readings

Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”

Kliebard, H. (1977). Curriculum theory: Give me a “for instance”. Curriculum Inquiry, 6(4), 257–269. Herbert Kliebard My scrapbook notes… Kliebard (2004) told us that from 1918–1927 curriculum was on its way, in 1927 it arrived? Define arrived exactly? Western societies had a curriculum before then, well before 1918 we differentiated sciences enough to be well on the way … Continue reading