Posted in Curriculum, History of Homeschooling, tagged Charlotte Mason, Constructivism, Constructivist, Curriculum Journal, Hilary Cooper, John Dewey, Parents' Education Union, Parents' Review, University of Cumbria on November 6, 2012 |
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This post reviews Hilary Cooper, “Looking Backwards to Move Forwards: Charlotte Mason on History” in Curriculum Journal 23: 1 (2012), pp. 7-18.
Cooper, a member of the education faculty at the University of Cumbria, Carlisle, UK, here uses Charlotte Mason’s views of history education to critique trends in the British government’s approach to the issue. (more…)
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Posted in Curriculum, History of Homeschooling, tagged A Beka, A Beka Book, Accelerated Christian Education, ACE, Adam Laats, Arlin Horton, Beka Horton, Binghamton Uinversity, Bloom's Taxonomy, Bob Jones, Bob Jones Complete, Bob Jones University, Christian Day Schools, Confucius, History of Education Quarterly, John Dewey, Max Rafferty, new math, phonics, progressivism, Rudolph Flesch, Scopes Trial, Sputnik, Walter G. Fremont, whole language on March 1, 2010 |
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This post reviews Adam Laats, “Forging a Fundamentalist ‘One Best System’: Struggles over Curriculum and Educational Philosophy for Christian Day Schools, 1970-1989″ in History of Education Quarterly 50, no 1 (February 2010): 55-83. [Read the first page here]
Laats, a professor at the Binghamton University School of Education and respected colleague, here continues a line of research he’s been working on for a good while. Laats has published several articles about the history of Evangelical Protestants and education, and he has a book coming out soon that explains the long term impact of the Scopes trial on modern America.
The article under review here is a wonderful study of the three most widely used curricula in the world of conservative Protestant schooling from the 1970s to the present, both among Christian day schools and among homeschoolers. Laats does not stress the homeschooling application, but his history of these curricula applies just as well to homeschoolers as to the Christian day schools for which they were first developed.
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