All Reports & Projects by the National Association of Scholars in the Study of the Curriculum topic

Study Of The Curriculum Reports

November 16, 2020

Disfigured History

David Randall

Disfigured History: How the College Board Demolishes the Past details the careless, politicized history in the College Board's revisions of the Advanced Placement (AP) European, United States, and...

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January 11, 2020

The Lost History of Western Civilization

Stanley Kurtz

The Lost History of Western Civilization is a wide-ranging consideration of the academy’s role in producing America’s contemporary political and cultural divisions. The report traces the w...

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September 19, 2019

Beach Books 2018-2019

David Randall

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books finds...

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October 1, 2018

Beach Books 2017-2018

David Randall

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books provi...

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June 12, 2016

The Disappearing Continent

David Randall

Much of the European past goes missing in the new AP European History Course and Exam Description. The College Board tells the story of European history as the triumph of secular progressivism, and sh...

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January 1, 2013

Recasting History

Peter Wood

In 1971, the state of Texas enacted a legislative requirement that students at public institutions complete two courses in American history. With that mandate in mind, the Texas Association of Scholar...

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May 2, 2011

The Vanishing West

Peter Wood, Glenn Ricketts, Ashley Thorne and Stephen H. Balch

The Vanishing West traces the decline and near extinction of the Western Civilization history survey course in America’s top colleges and universities from 1964 to 2010.

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November 2, 2000

Losing the Big Picture

Stephen H. Balch and Gary Crosby Brasor

"Losing the Big Picture" uses data from 1964-1965, 1989-1990, and 1997-1998 academic catalogs of twenty-five selective liberal arts colleges to show that undergraduate English majors no longer...

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November 9, 1996

The Dissolution of General Education

Stephen H. Balch and Rita Zürcher

For the greater part of the twentieth century, America's leading colleges and universities were strongly committed to providing undergraduates with a broad and rigorous exposure to major areas of...

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