The Formation of School Subjects: The Struggle for Creating an American Institution

1st Edition

Thomas S. Popkewitz

Published September 19, 2018
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781138318977 - CAT# K391585
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum


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Originally published in 1987. This volume focuses upon the emergence of the subject-matter of the American school. This provides entrance to looking at the interplay between social, cultural, economic and professional interests that give form to contemporary school practices. The historical detail enables understanding of how school knowledge is shaped and fashioned by issues of structural continuity and social transformation. 

This selection of chapters looks at how practices have been shaped by the struggles to define the American school curriculum in different subjects. The authors bring out how particular social values are made into ideologies; and examine the past to enable consideration of the possibilities for further development. 

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