The Invention Of The Secondary Curriculum by J. WhiteThe Invention Of The Secondary Curriculum by J. White

The Invention Of The Secondary Curriculum

byJ. White

Hardcover | October 14, 2011

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In Britain, and across the world, the traditional secondary school curriculum of discrete academic subjects has long been under fire. What are the rights and wrongs here? How far does an investigation of its origins throw light on the topic? In telling the remarkable story of its development from 1550 to our times, this book describes the shifting motivations – religious, professional, status-orientated, bureaucratic – that have accompanied its rise to world dominance. This historical account does little to allay the widespread doubts about the adequacy of this curriculum. The later parts of the book discuss these doubts from a philosophical perspective and outline a radical alternative to traditional thinking.

John White is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education University of London, UK.
Title:The Invention Of The Secondary CurriculumFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:October 14, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230120563

ISBN - 13:9780230120563


Table of Contents

1550-1630 * 1630-1700 * The eighteenth century * The nineteenth century * 1900-1988 * Into the twenty-first century * Beyond the traditional curriculum