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ERIC Number: ED059117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 299
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The School Without Walls: Philadelphia's Parkway Program.
Bremer, John; Von Moschzisker, Michael
The focus of this book is on the exposition of the principles of the Parkway Program. The program is worthy of description for several reasons: 1) the renovation of our educational system must have a high priority, and the program suggests a possible direction; 2) the story of Parkway is a case study of what happens when an educator sets out to change the system; and, 3) the account might provide an antidote to one aspect of contemporary educational theory, namely, that all we need do is let students do as they like. Part I sets out in nine chapters various aspects of the program--the social and administrative organization; curriculum; the selection of faculty; a day in the life of a Parkway student; student, teacher, and program evaluation; and finance. Another chapter discusses the job of informing and educating the community as the program got under way, and the last two chapters in this first part describe the early and later history of the Parkway Program. The second part presents individual accounts of the Parkway experience written by students, interns, faculty members, a unit head, a parent, and a journalist. (Author/JLB)
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017
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Identifiers: Parkway Program