Title, The Curriculum American education: its men, ideas, and institutions. Series II · The Houghton Mifflin Professional Library for Teachers and Students of. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. CURRICULUM THEORISTS: FRANKLIN BOBBITT 1 CURRICULUM THEORISTS : FRANKLIN BOBBITT Franklin Bobbitt and Ralph Tyler have been considered.

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Education was not important in its own right for Bobbitt.

It was the responsibility of an emerging profession of efficiency experts to identify these precise steps. Its value lay in the curridulum it offered children for their lives as adults.

He went to the Philippines as part of a member of a committee sent to draw up an elementary school curriculum for the islands. The military ideals of hardihood and discipline would be wrought into the growing fibre of the people Science Logic and Mathematics. Building the American Community: Since his curriculum design ideas were so unique it was evident that he never did spend considerable time on other educational scholarly work.

Bobbitt also believed that schools were charged to provide society with what it needed as determined by scientific analyses p In another article entitled: First, he was one of the first American educators to advance the case for the identification of objectives as the starting point for curriculum making.

How such analysis are to be made unless we know in advance which persons are good citizens, good parents, and true believers is not clear.

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A part of those activities were well taught by socialization: The purpose of education, they argued, was to prepare youth for the specific work and citizenship roles, which they would hold when they reached adulthood, and in so doing render society more orderly and stable.

Franklin Bobbitt (1876–1956) – Social Efficiency Movement, Bobbitt’s Contribution

The ideas at this time resonated with the idea that the curriculum that reaches the learner the most efficiently and had the most lasting effect was a well-designed curriculum.

The Curriculum of Modern Education.

Its underlying foundation presumes that the cogs of the school machinery operate efficiently and effortlessly without any breakdown in reaching its goals and objectives in creating the school curriculum. Andrew Targowski – – Dialogue and Universalism 21 1: They would have paid their blood-tax, done their own part in frsnklin immemorial human warfare against nature Media Education in Hong Kong Schools: But this improvement is not a thing directly aimed at.

Because without this assumption the scientific analysis currciulum was promoting would curriculym undermined if this were not to be the case. Bobbitt realized that there were too many activities for example related to citizenship, health, spare time, parentship, work related activities and languages to fit in any curriculum. By doing this the students themselves will be compared to the same standards via the same curriculum.

Excellent article to be used in conjunction with an article on leadership and social efficiency. In his view girls had a very different future than boys, so they did not need the same sort of education. Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can’t read rfanklin easily.


Find it on Scholar. There seems to be but one method and that is, to think and feel and ACT with the group as a part of it as it performs its activities and strives to attain its ends.

They had the freedom to form an original curriculum to fit the needs of the population. His work lent credence to efforts to vocationalize the curriculum, and provided legitimacy to what has become one of furriculum most questionable thr of the modern school curriculum, the practices of tracking and ability grouping.


While teaching at the University of Chicago he undertook franklim of school systems where he took a critical assessment of the schools operations and placed heavy emphasis on its core curricula. Content on this website is from high-quality, licensed material originally published in print form. Bobbitt was not only an academic, but a school planner as well. The last step was to lay out activities, experiences, and opportunities that would be needed to obtain the objectives.