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1965 Man: A Course of Study (Occasional Paper No. Three)
1966 The Growth of Mind (Occasional Paper No. Eight)
1966 Towards a Theory of Instruction. Harvard University Press.
Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology presents a special issue devoted to Jerome Bruner – Vol. 36 Issue 1 (March 2008)
Controversy Over MACOS
Conlan, John B.; Dow, Peter B.
1975 “Pro/Con Forum: The MACOS Controversy. The Push for a Uniform National Curriculum [And] MACOS Revisited: A Commentary on the Most Frequently Asked Questions about “Man: A Course of Study”. Social Education, 39, 6, 388-96, Oct 1975
Dow, Peter Burton
1979 Innovation’s Perils: An Account of the Origins, Implementation, and Public Reaction to “Man: ACourse of Study.”I Ph.D. dissertation, Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard University.
1979 “MACOS: Social Studies in Crisis,” Educational Leadership, Vol 43, No.1, October, 1979.
1991 Schoolhouse Politics: Lessons from the Sputnik Era. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
1998 “Revisiting MACOS: Problems and Prospects for Teaching Anthropology in the Schools.” Seminar presented at the Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2 December 1998.
Smith, R.A., and J. Knight
1978 “MACOS in Queensland: The Politics of Educational Knowledge.” Australian Journal of Education 22(3):225-48
1974 “The Fight over MACOS—An Ideological Conflict in Vermont.” [Council on]
Anthropology and Education Quarterly 5(3):27–30.
Criticism and Evaluations of MACOS
Caputo, Edward Mario
Effects of “Man: A Course of Study,” an Experimental Social Science Course, Upon the Achievement, Attitudes, and Anxiety of Impoverished Children in Selected Florida Schools. Florida State University.
Cort, H.R., Naomi H. Henderson, and Cheryl Jones.
1971 Approaches to Further Evaluation of Man: A Course of Study: A Final Report to the National Science Foundation
1977 A Longitudal Study of Man: A Course of Study, Volume II: Quantitative Results
1977 A Longitudal Study of Man: A Course of Study, Volume III: Interviews
Falkenstein, Lynda Carl
1977 Man: A Course of Study— A Case Study of Diffusion in Oregon. Ph.D. dissertation,
School of Education, Stanford University
Ryan, F., and R. Wheeler.
1977 “The Effects of Cooperative and Competitive Background Experience of Students on the Play of a Simulation Game.” Journal of Educational Research 70: 295-299.
Tredwell, Lloyd, and David Zodikoff.
1975 “A Study of the Effects of Jerome Bruner’s Man: A Course of Study on Social Studies Achievement in Fifth Grade.” Paper presented to the Asian American Conference at the University of Massachusetts (December 6, 1974).
Contemporary Visions and Views
Beaudet, François T.
Personal page with extensive MACOS-related links, at the University of Montreal.
2004 Through These Eyes. Documentary produced with the National Film Board of Canada.
Lukethaus, Nancy C.
2008 “Putting ‘Culture’ Into Cultural Psychology: Anthropology’s Role in the Development of Bruner’s Cultural Psychology.” Ethos 36(1): 46-59
2005 “Anthropology as a Subversive Art: A Review of Through These Eyes”. American
Wolcott, Harry F.
2008 “The Middlemen of MACOS.” Anthropology & Education Quarterly 38(2):195-206.