Applicability of educational reconstruction theory in present day curriculum planning

by Reichenberger, James Richard.

Abstract (Summary)
There are four competing curriculum theories that have dominated the United States' curricular landscape in the 2othcentury. The four competing curriculum theories are the child study movement or developmentalists, liberal educators or humanists, the scientific management movement or social efficiencists, and the Educational Reconstructionists. The theory that has historically been given the least widespread acceptance andlor implementation is the theory of Social Meliorism or Social Reconstruction or Educational Reconstruction. Although these terms differ, the fbndamental philosophy behind the terms remains consistent, and will herein be called Educational Reconstruction. The purpose of this study is to reconsider the applicability and efficacy of Educational Reconstruction as a viable curriculum theory for present day curriculum construction.
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:education curriculum planning


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