The American Curriculum: A Documentary History - Documentary Reference Collections (Hardback)
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The American Curriculum: A Documentary History - Documentary Reference Collections (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 01/12/1992
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At a time marked by strong demands for educational reform, the American school curriculum is a topic of special concern. This volume provides a comprehensive historical record of the evolution of the curriculum in America from the colonial period to the present day. The editors have compiled a collection of influential and representative documents in primary, secondary, and higher education in the United States. Each document is introduced by a short essay that discusses its historical context and significance. The result is a valuable chronicle of the development of the American school curriculum. The work begins with an introductory piece that overviews the development of the curriculum and surveys the most important works on curriculum history. The introduction is followed by excerpts from 34 documents representative of the school curriculum from The Rules and Course of Study of Harvard College, 1642 to the 1983 report, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform. The essay that introduces each document closes with a brief bibliography, and the volume concludes with a more extensive list of sources for further reading. By consulting this reference, historians and educators can trace the development of the curriculum over the last 350 years.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313267307
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A rich resource for students of curricular thought. The book is pertinent for courses in philosophical foundations, history of curriculum, curriculum theory and development, and related fields. More especially, however, the work provides instances of dreams, visions, hard work, and descriptions of curriculum in varieties of settings and with varieties of intents. The work is well worth studying as educators ponder: What Next?"-Educational Studies
..."The variety and importance of the selections in this volume make it useful and convenient."-Reference Books Bulletin
"Academic libraries supporting teacher education and school-district libraries should seriously consider purchasing The American Curriculum."-Booklist
..."This volume covers not only the history of the American curriculum, but also traces the movements in social and political history that propelled changes in the content of the curriculum....This book is of such monumental proportions that it should be read by every teacher, used in every course on curriculum development, and contained in every bibliography on the subject."-Choice
?...The variety and importance of the selections in this volume make it useful and convenient.?-Reference Books Bulletin
?Academic libraries supporting teacher education and school-district libraries should seriously consider purchasing The American Curriculum.?-Booklist
?...This volume covers not only the history of the American curriculum, but also traces the movements in social and political history that propelled changes in the content of the curriculum....This book is of such monumental proportions that it should be read by every teacher, used in every course on curriculum development, and contained in every bibliography on the subject.?-Choice
?A rich resource for students of curricular thought. The book is pertinent for courses in philosophical foundations, history of curriculum, curriculum theory and development, and related fields. More especially, however, the work provides instances of dreams, visions, hard work, and descriptions of curriculum in varieties of settings and with varieties of intents. The work is well worth studying as educators ponder: What Next??-Educational Studies
.,."The variety and importance of the selections in this volume make it useful and convenient."-Reference Books Bulletin
.,."This volume covers not only the history of the American curriculum, but also traces the movements in social and political history that propelled changes in the content of the curriculum....This book is of such monumental proportions that it should be read by every teacher, used in every course on curriculum development, and contained in every bibliography on the subject."-Choice

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