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

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