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University of Chicago Collective of Curriculum Professors

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

The department of education at the University of Chicago has been the intellectual home for a variety of influential voices in curriculum studies, historically ranging from the work of John Dewey at the University Laboratory School through to the scholarship of Phillip Jackson in the 1990s and theoretically ranging from the science of education of Charles Judd to the human relations approach of Herbert Thelen. In addition, the University of Chicago was the base for classical liberal arts proposals of Robert Maynard Hutchins, Mortimer Adler, and the sharp criticisms of higher education and popular culture by Allan Bloom.

Dewey's tenure at the University of Chicago was relatively brief (18961904), and he served as professor of philosophy while founding the Laboratory School where he developed and ...

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