The Tragedy of American School Reform: How Curriculum Politics and Entrenched Dilemmas Have Diverted Us from Democracy

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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.
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Ronald W. Evans is Professor of Education at San Diego State University, USA.
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Springer
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Published on
May 9, 2011
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Pages
295
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ISBN
9780230119109
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Curricula
Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General
Education / General
Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy
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