The Death Of Progressive Education

Author: Roy Lowe
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134240287
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The first authoritative survey of the changing politics of the classroom since the Second World War. It charts the process by which society moved away from being one in which teachers decided both the content of the school curriculum and how it would be taught towards the present situation in which a host of external influences dictate the nature of the educational experience. The book identifies the key social and political developments which made this transformation inevitable and, at the same time, raises the question of how far the loss of control by teachers has also meant a shift away from progressive, child-centred education. Key issues covered include: The post-war debate on the school curriculum as well as the extent to which it was fiercely contested The Black Paper Movement of the early 1970s The ways in which radical right rhetoric has come to dominate the politics of education and the educational press How the term ‘progressive education’ has been subtly reworked, so that those claiming to reform education now focus on measurable outcomes and the answerability of schools to parental and government pressure An historical analysis of the ways in which the ‘Thatcher revolution’ in schools has been taken forward and developed under both John Major and Tony Blair. This ground-breaking analysis of how we have arrived at the present situation in our schools will be of interest to all students of education and to all those who wish to learn more about the changes that have taken place in our education system over the past sixty years. It helps us understand why they happened and, in so doing, raises profound questions about the aspirations of modern society and the role of the schools in shaping it.
The Death of Progressive Education
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Roy Lowe
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Examines the rise of child-centred approached to teaching following WW2. This book traces changes to the role of teacher since the debates during 1960s.
The Death of Progressive Education
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Roy Lowe
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-07 - Publisher: Routledge

The first authoritative survey of the changing politics of the classroom since the Second World War. It charts the process by which society moved away from being one in which teachers decided both the content of the school curriculum and how it would be taught towards the present situation in
The End of School Reform
Language: en
Pages: 83
Authors: Maurice R. Berube, Clair T. Berube
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Education as a major social movement is coming to an end. The End of School Reform derives its theoretical framework from the ideas of Hegel, who perceived an end to history, and Thomas Kuhn, who theorized that history does not follow a linear path but that the scientific landscape changes
Progressive Education
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: John Howlett
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-26 - Publisher: A&C Black

How and why we should educate children has always been a central concern for governments around the world, and there have long been those who have opposed orthodoxy, challenged perception and called for a radicalization of youth. Progressive Education draws together Continental Romantics, Utopian dreamers, radical feminists, pioneering psychologists and
The Legacy of Middle School Leaders
Language: en
Pages: 441
Authors: Tracy W. Smith, C. Kenneth McEwin
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-01 - Publisher: IAP

Sponsored by the Middle Level Education Research SIG of AERA, this inaugural volume in the new IAP book series, The Handbook of Resources in Middle Level Education, focuses on the contributions and impact of the leaders of the modern middle school movement. Contained with this volume are the edited transcripts