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After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to

  1. Identify the major tenets of authoritarian educational theories of perennialism, essentialism, behaviorism, and positivism. (INTASC 1: Subject Matter)
  2. Identify the major tenets of nonauthoritarian educational theories of progressivism, reconstructivism, humanism, and constructivism. (INTASC 1: Subject Matter)
  3. Compare authoritarian and nonauthoritarian educational theories. (INTASC 2: Development & Learning)
  4. Relate educational theories to learning and curriculum development. (INTASC 2: Development & Learning)
  5. State the relationship of progressivism to democracy and society. (INTASC 5: Motivation & Management; INTASC 9: Reflection)

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