Kliebard, Herbert M., "The Decline of Humanistic Studies in the American School Curriculum," pp. 7-30 in Benjamin Ladner, ed., The Humanities in Precollegiate Education. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1984. Reprinted pp. 3-26 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Forging the American Curriculum: Essays in Curriculum History and Theory. New York: Routledge, 1992.


Traces the decline in humanities studies in schools in the context of Dewey and of college expectations.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Art Education, Humanities


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