Originally published in 1988. The history of curriculum has now become an extremely important area of curriculum research. The rehabilitation of historical studies has challenged mainstream psychological and philosophical theories of curriculum and it argues for a reformulation of the current dominance of scientific management models of curriculum changes.
This book presents comparative data from a range of countries which help define the methodologies employed in curriculum history. It also explores some of the major curriculum issues uncovered in historical studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Ivor Goodson 2. Relations, Structures and Conditions in Curriculum Change: A Political History of English Teaching 1970-85 Stephen J. Ball 3. The Emergence and Redefining of English for the Common School 1889-1984 Bjørg Brandtzaeg Gundem 4. Tensions and Realignments: School Physics in British Columbia 1955-80 Patricia M. Rowell and P. James Gaskell 5. Process of Curriculum Change: An Historical Sketch of Science Education in the Alte Schools Louis M. Smith 6. Science Curriculum Change in Victorian England: A Case Study of the Science of Common Things Derek Hodson 7. The Development of a Senior School Geoqraphy Curriculum in Western Australia 1964 84 Colin J. Marsh 8. An Historical Perspective on Justifying the Teaching of Mathematics George M. A. Stanic 9. Who Controls the Curriculum? The Story of 'New Maths‘ 1960-80 Bob Moon 10. John Dewey in Sweden. Notes on Progressivism in Swedish Education 1900-1945 Ulf P. Lundgren 11. Education for an Urban America. Ralph Tyler and the Curriculum Field Barry M. Franklin 12. Curriculum History in England and New Zealand Gary McCulloch