Beane, James A., "A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum," Middle School Journal, 44(No. 3, 2013), 6-14.
Traces the history of 20th century curriculum trends related to common learnings; analyzes the features of the Common Core State Standards of the early 21st century which emphasizes college preparation and employability for the global economy; poses a third way that emphasizes a democratic core reminiscent of the core curriculum of the 1930s/1940s; discusses common core and middle level education.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Curriculum Standards and Testing, Middle School Curriculum, Core Mandates, Curriculum Integration
Beane, James A., "Beane, James A., "A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum," Middle School Journal, 44(No. 3, 2013), 6-14." (2013). CIRS: Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies from Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies. 3646.
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