Curriculum Control in U.S. Essay by The Research Group

Curriculum Control in U.S.
Overview of social forces & trends shaping educational goals & courses in U.S. from Colonial era to 21st Cent. projections.
# 13863 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , History (U.S. Before 1865)

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Who, or what, determines which elements will be included in the classroom curriculum? The individual elements have changed significantly during the last 300 years of U.S. history?and therein one finds the most telling details about the influences on the contents of school curricula.

Among all the European settlers, the English had the greatest influence on American education. The New England colonies (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire) were settled by intensely religious Puritans who believed that there was no separation among Church, State and schools: schools were frequently governed by the same men who governed the church. Education was religious and its major aim was personal salvation."

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