Published in 1987, the first edition of The Struggle for the American Curriculum was a classic in curriculum studies and in the history of education. This new third edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes two new chapters on the renewed attacks on the subject curriculum in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the way individual school subjects evolved over time and were affected by these attacks.
Herbert M. Kliebard is Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of Schooled to Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946.
Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition 1. Curriculum Ferment in the 1890s 2. The Curriculum versus the Child 3. The Curriculum of the Dewey School 4. Scientific Curriculum-Making and the Rise of Social Efficiency as an Educational Ideal 5. Some Subject Realignment and the Triumph of Vocationalism 6. From Home-Project to Experience Curriculum 7. The Great Depression and the Heyday of Social Meliorism 8. The Hybridization of the Curriculum 9. The Mounting Challenge to the Subject Curriculum 10. The State of School Subjects at Midcentury 11. Life Adjustment Education and the End of an Era Afterword