This was originally published in 1971.Recent years have seen a renewal of interest in the field of curriculum development. Until now, however, relatively little account has been taken of the historical aspects of curriculum change.
Topics covered include:
- The relationship between Renaissance achievements and humanist education
- The contribution made by educationists of the Civil War period who drew their inspiration from science rather than the classics.
- The formation in the eighteenth century of "academic honeycombs" – groups of scholars concerned with the growth of science and technology.
- Nineteenth century developments on art education and an assessment of the work of the scientific innovators.