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Career Education Curriculum, History Of

  • By: Robert C. 2Morris
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Differing conceptions of desirable goals for secondary education persisted during the 1960s and into the 1970s. A differing conception of goals for secondary education curricular studies was characteristic of the back-to-basics advocates of the 1970s. They saw the goals of schools as teaching the three R's supplemented by formal teaching of separate subject matter content. Their views often reflected their predecessors', who conceived of secondary education as a vehicle for meeting college entrance requirements. Another major group of critics of education during this period focused on the high school in particular and advocated a marked increase in the use of the community in secondary education. The committees and commissions that supported reforms of secondary education in the mid-1970s stressed community-conscious schooling, new transitions to adulthood, ...

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