The Child and the Curriculum with No Child Left Behind
Francis A. Samuel
Department of Secondary Education, Dowling College, Oakdale, Long Island, New York, USA
Department of Human Development and Learning, Dowling College, Oakdale, Long Island, New York, USA
What relevance does John Dewey have for students and teachers of the 21st century? Can his educational philosophy be reconciled with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its emphasis on accountability and high-stakes testing? In this article, the authors discuss Dewey’s ideas about the child and the curriculum; delineate how teacher candidates can incorporate these ideas in their teaching; and, finally, suggest ways to reconcile Dewey’s philosophy of education with the demands of NCLB.
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131725.2012.682201