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The tragedy of American school reform : how curriculum politics and entrenched dilemmas have diverted us from democracy

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Palgrave Macmillan, New York, p.276 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1585.3 .E93 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9199098

Keywords:

Educational change--United States, Social sciences--Study and teaching--United States

Abstract:

Summary: "Two persistent dilemmas haunt school reform: curriculum politics and classroom constancy. Both undermined the 1960s' new social studies, a dynamic reform movement centered on inquiry, issues, and social activism. Dramatic academic freedom controversies ended reform and led to a conservative restoration. On one side were teachers and curriculum developers; on the other, conservative activists determined to undo the revolutions of the 1960s. The episode brought a return to traditional history, a turn away from questioning, and the re-imposition of authority. Engagingly written and thoroughly researched, The Tragedy of American School Reform offers a provocative perspective on current trends"-- Provided by publisher.; Summary: "Two persistent dilemmas haunt school reform: curriculum politics and classroom constancy. Both undermined the 1960s' new social studies, a dynamic reform movement centered on inquiry, issues, and social activism. Dramatic academic freedom controversies ended reform and led to a conservative restoration. On one side were teachers and curriculum developers, on the other, conservative activists determined to undo the revolutions of the 1960s. The episode brought a return to traditional history, a turn away from questioning, and the re-imposition of authority. Engagingly written and thoroughly researched, The Tragedy of American School Reform offers a provocative perspective on current trends"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng