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

Traditional vs progressive education… either-or?
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 6 Readings

Traditional vs progressive education… either-or?

Dewey, J. (1938). Experience and Education, pp. 17–23, 25–31. New York, NY: Touchstone. Traditional vs. Progressive Education “Mankind likes to think in terms of extreme opposites. It is given to formulating its beliefs in terms of Either-Ors, between which it recognizes no intermediate possibilities.” (p.17) Dewey’s opening statement may fit well for belief, for systems … Continue reading

Dewey, talking sense… and nonsense.
Curriculum Theory / EDUC-910 Week 6 Readings

Dewey, talking sense… and nonsense.

Dewey, J. (1897). My pedagogic creed. School journal, 54(3), 77–80. ARTICLE ONE. WHAT EDUCATION IS “I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race. This process begins unconsciously almost at birth, and is continually shaping the individual’s powers, saturating his consciousness, forming his habits, training … 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