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Stratemeyer, Florence B.

  • By: Laurel K. Chehayl
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Florence B. Stratemeyer (19001980) made profound and long-lasting contributions to the field of curriculum and fostered the development of teacher education as a field of study. Stratemeyer's most significant contribution to the field of curriculum studies was the 1947 publication, Developing a Curriculum for Modern Living, which she coauthored with Hamden L. Forkner and Margaret G. McKim. In this work, the authors posit that those responsible for developing curriculum should go beyond the creation of broad goals and specific skills, and consider the sequence and continuity of student experience. They address the significance of acknowledging and incorporating student experiences outside the classroom, and identify everyday concerns emerging from “persistent life problems” of the learner as the necessary foundation for teaching and learning. These comprehensive concerns ...

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