Kliebard, Herbert M., "The Liberal Arts Curriculum and Its Enemies: The Effort to Redefine General Education," pp. 29-51 in Ian Westbury and Alan C. Purves, eds, Cultural Literacy and the Idea of General Education. 87th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988. Reprinted pp. 27-50 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Forging the American Curriculum: Essays in Curriculum History and Theory. New York: Routledge, 1992. Also reprinted pp. 3-25 in Margaret J. Early and Kenneth J. Rehage, eds., Issues in Curriculum: A Selection of Chapters from NSSE Yearbooks, 98th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Shows how the views of Herbert Spencer and others in the mid-nineteenth century challenged and overtook the historic view of liberal education, the effect of which are evident in curricula of twentieth century schooling.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Liberal Education/General Education, Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum
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