Progressive Education: Revisioning and Reframing Ontario's Public Schools, 1919-1942

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Over the course of the twentieth century, North American public school curricula moved away from the classics and the humanities, and towards 'progressive' subjects such as health and social studies. This book delves into how progressivist thinking transformed the rhetoric and the structure of schooling during the first half of the twentieth century, with echoes that reverberate strongly today, and investigates historical meanings of progressive education. Theodore Michael Christou closely examines the case of interwar Ontario, where the entire landscape of public education, including curricula and avenues to post-secondary study, were radically transformed over just twenty years. Christou contextualizes this reformist thinking in light of a social, political, and economic climate of change, which seemed to demand schools that could actively relate learning to the real world. Through its examination of educational journals published throughout the interwar period and previously unexplored archival sources, this book illuminates how the present structure of curricula and schooling were achieved.
  • | Author: Christou, Theodore Michael Christou
  • | Publisher: University Of Toronto Press
  • | Publication Date: Mar 31, 2022
  • | Number of Pages: 256 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1487544790
  • | ISBN-13: 9781487544799
Author:
Christou, Theodore Michael Christou
Publisher:
University Of Toronto Press
Publication Date:
Mar 31, 2022
Number of pages:
256 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1487544790
ISBN-13:
9781487544799