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What Should Be Taught and Learned through Secondary Education?


by William Van Til ó 1976

The question to which this chapter is addressed can be phrased in many ways. Herbert Spencer expressed it as "What knowledge is of most worth?" To Robert S. Lynd, it was "Knowledge for what?" To the contributors to a yearbook of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development it was "What shall the high schools teach?" and to the authors of a later ASCD pamphlet, "What are the sources of the curriculum?''


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 75, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 77 Number 6, 1976, p. 178-213
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19337, Date Accessed: 3/22/2017 6:18:39 PM

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