Bickman, Martin, Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.
Traces the antecedents in American thought on education of the contemporary view of what the author calls "active learning and thinking" (as opposed to forcing, filling, testing children with abstractions); treats Emerson, Thoreau, Dewey, etc.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Open Education
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