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This historical study traces the influence of John Dewey on the discourse of civic and social education during the formative years of the progressive education movement by focusing on the received Dewey. The author focuses qualitatively on the various ways in which Dewey was cited and used by leading and lesser-known civic and social educators during the formative years of the American curriculum, with particular focus on uses of Dewey to support social efficiency and social justice. In the tradition of historiography, the findings are reported in a chronological narrative.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2011
In this study, the author investigates the early racial and cultural views of John Dewey.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
In this article, the authors examine the National Early Literacy Panel report. The authors explore the report from two complementary vantage points: (a) the historical tradition of research syntheses in reading research, beginning with Chall and extending through the NELP report, and (b) other recent attempts to examine or synthesize early reading development.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
In this paper, the author describes the historical development of curriculum studies in South Korea over the last 3 decades by focusing on reconceptualist approaches to curriculum. The author argues for a reconfiguration of Western discourses in terms of local and regional knowledges. In conclusion, the author argues that writing “regional tales” sets a critical example for Western curriculum scholars while at the same time inviting links to curriculum studies and researchers in other non-Western countries.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the teaching profession was designed to match the rapid expansion of schooling. It relied on a captive pool of inexpensive, educated female labor and assumed little in the way of a professional knowledge base. Teacher preparation and development were designed accordingly. The author argues that the job of a K-12 “teacher” has remained markedly undifferentiated and static over the past century, despite advances in technology and communications.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010
Special Education Teaching as a Profession: Lessons Learned From Occupations That Have Achieved Full Professional Standing
This article discusses issues surrounding the status of special education teaching as a profession. First, the authors consider what makes an occupation a profession and examine the range of views of professions in American society. Second, the authors describe the evolution and developmental history of three established professions: medicine, law, and engineering. The authors then consider the developmental status of special education in relation to the histories of these three established professions. They conclude with a discussion of actions that will be necessary if special education teaching is to achieve the status of a profession.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2009
The study presents a historical background of teacher education in Jordan. It also outlines the components of the present teacher education program at Hashemite University. Based on the discussion of the current teacher education program and the revision of related educational literature, this article attempts to present a reform plan that will take into account the gaps and shortcomings in the current teacher education programs and the views of researchers in the field.
Updated: Oct. 28, 2009
This paper describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It describes the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system and pedagogical methods. Furthermore, the paper discusses the unequal social status of kindergarten teachers.
Updated: Oct. 28, 2009
Carl Bereiter asked what it means to be an educated person in the 21st century and what contribution a liberal education can make in addressing this question. This paper is essentially constructed around Bereiter's question. It draws on some of the classic literature in the field as well as more recent scholarship that raises issues concerning the historical idea of a liberal education and points to new directions for the future.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2009
Montessori education has flourished as an alternative approach to schooling for a hundred years. Despite Montessori’s endurance and reach, the movement remains largely unstudied by educational researchers. This article presents a historical treatment of the method and the movement by treating Montessori as a case study of enduring and ambitious educational reform.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2008