Progressive Rhetoric and Curriculum: Contested Visions of Public Education in Interwar Ontario

1st Edition

Theodore Michael Christou

Routledge
Published March 28, 2019
Reference - 182 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367281663 - CAT# K426248

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Progressive Rhetoric: Contested Visions of Public Education in Interwar Ontario considers the ways that progressivist ideas and rhetoric shaped early curriculum and structural changes to Ontario’s public schools. Through a series of case studies, conceptual analyses, and personal reflections from the field, this volume shows how post-WWI era debates around progressive education were firmly situated within political, economic, social and intellectual evolutions in the province and beyond. By framing contemporary educational rhetoric in light of historical concepts and arguments, Progressive Rhetoric adds to the ongoing historical examination of the meaning of progressive education in the modern age.

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