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The Effects of Life Adjustment Education on the U.S. History Curriculum, 1948-1957

Fallace, Thomas D

History Teacher, August 2011, Vol.44(4), p.569 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    The Effects of Life Adjustment Education on the U.S. History Curriculum, 1948-1957
  • Autor: Fallace, Thomas D
  • Assuntos: History Instruction ; United States History ; Secondary School Curriculum ; Educational History ; Curriculum Development ; Social Studies ; Educational Change ; United States ; Education ; History & Archaeology
  • É parte de: History Teacher, August 2011, Vol.44(4), p.569
  • Descrição: In this historical study, the author argues that the impact of the 1916 Committee on Social Studies report on the disciplinary integrity of the U.S. history curriculum in secondary schools has been greatly exaggerated. Although the history curriculum was refashioned during the 1920s and 1930s as a result of the 1916 report, many of these changes were superficial, and the academic disciplines (specifically history) remained at the core of the curriculum during the years preceding the Second World War. However, a more substantial reformation of the history curriculum took place in the postwar years as a result of life adjustment education. By shifting the turning point in the history curriculum from the 1916 report to the life adjustment education movement of the 1950s, the author demonstrates that the utilitarian and interdisciplinary reforms of the history curriculum that emerged during the 1940s and 1950s. These cannot be attributed to the founders of the social studies, but...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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