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

ISBN-10: 0230107982

ISBN-13: 9780230107984

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ronald W. Evans

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List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 295
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Evans is a nationally recognized scholar in social studies education and a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Challenges of Curriculum Development
The Problem
Changes
The New Social Studies
Cold War Origins
Emergence
The Projects
Concerns and Critiques
Reform in Perspective
The Newer Social Studies
1968: The Year Everything Changed
The New-Wave Critique of Schooling
New Trends in Social Studies
Conclusion
Larger Trends in Schools
Open Education
Multicultural Education
Critical Pedagogy
Behind the Newer Social Studies
Influence in Schools
Conclusion
Reaction
Aftermath: �We Face a National Conspiracy�
Academic Freedom Cases
The Fenton Textbook Controversy
The Kanawha County War
Conclusion
The MACOS Controversy and Beyond
Initial Confrontations
Nationwide Controversy
Who Were the Critics?
Controversy in Congress
Conclusion
The Conservative Restoration
Books Burning in Indiana
The Conservative Restoration in School and Society
A Nation at Risk?
The Revival of Traditional History
Explaining the Conservative Restoration
Conclusion
Making Sense
Can We Transcend the Grammar of Social Studies?
Status Studies
Constancy and Change
The Grammar of Social Studies
Failure of the New and Newer Social Studies
Conclusion: Reflections on Education for Democracy
Dissonance
Can We Make a Difference?
Lasting Impressions
List of Abbreviations
List of Manuscript Collections Abbreviated in Notes
Notes
Index