Schemes for the curriculum

“Schemes for the curriculum are commonly a covert form of autobiographical writing. Those eager to propose curricula tend to recommend practices that will shape children to become like themselves – without the defects they might be ready to acknowledge. (This doesn’t apply to me, of course.)” ~ Kieran Egan
Ref: p.123 Kieran Egan (c2002) getting it wrong from the beginning: our progressivist inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget. Yale University Press: New Haven and London

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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