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Textbooks and the Curriculum during the Progressive Era: 19301950


by Arthur W. Foshay 1990

To understand how the materials of instruction, and especially the textbook, evolved during the 1930s and 1940s, it is necessary to understand the context of educational theory out of which they emerged. The textbooks and other materials used in the classroom during this period were profoundly influenced by the Progressive movement in education, which had taken on that name at the beginning of the century.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 89, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 91 Number 5, 1990, p. 23-41
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18899, Date Accessed: 3/28/2017 5:38:46 PM

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  • Arthur Foshay
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    ARTHUR W. FOSHAY is a Professor Emeritus of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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