ERIC Number: ED209134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Progressive Education: Lessons from Three Schools. Fastback 166.
Lauderdale, William Burt
This booklet on progressive education contains the profiles of three extraordinary progressive experiments in three very different types of schools. The first is the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago between 1896 and 1904, which was established specifically to test out in practice certain philosophical and psychological principles of John Dewey. The second school profiled is the City and Country School in New York City founded by Caroline Pratt. Pratt's philosophical orientation exemplified the romantic strain of progressive education. Her approach was reminiscent of Rousseau and her clientele were the children of the spirited intelligentsia who gathered in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in the early 20th century. The last is the Holtville School in Alabama, which was an internationally famous progressive institution in the 1930s and 1940s. The program at Holtville exemplified the vocational and life-adjustment dimensions of the progressive education movement. The school's program was truly innovative. Somewhat ironically, this school served an economically deprived area within a staunchly conservative and rural community. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Open Education, Program Descriptions, Progressive Education, Schools
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth Street & Union Avenue, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.