Bickman, Martin, Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003.


Martin Bickman


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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Open Education


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