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Educational Foundations and Curriculum

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What does a young American do? How does he spend his time? What is he compelled to do as a young citizen? How should he spend his time? How do his parents spend their time? The proper answering of these questions on the part of the school forms the core curriculum. Time was (and is yet, for that matter) when adult teachers decided what the child should learn and then attempted to force him into learning it. They paid little attention to the circumstances of the moment and oftentimes little attention to reality. Too little attention was given to the consideration of psychological approaches to experience getting. In brief, teachers took most of the responsibility; children had little.


This article was originally published in Washington Education Journal.


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