Adolescent needs, curriculum and the Eight-Year Study
Authors: Bullough, Robert V.; Kridel, Craig
Source: Journal of Curriculum Studies, Volume 35, Number 2, March-April 2003 , pp. 151-169(19)
Abstract:This paper explores the concept of needs as a basis for curriculum development through the deliberations of the US educators associated with the Progressive Education Association's Commission on the Secondary School Curriculum of the Eight-Year Study (1933-1941). Noting how divergent views of 'needs' influenced American educational thought from the 1930s to the life-adjustment movement of the late 1940s and 1950s, the importance of social philosophy is underscored as a pre-requisite for curriculum development and criticize the current standards-based reform movement in US education for the lack of concern with both student needs and social theory.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-03-01