ERIC Number: ED439852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Comparisons in Early Years Education: History, Fact, and Fiction.
Drummond, Mary Jane
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v2 n1 Spr 2000
This article discusses the characteristics of three schools and considers what lessons modern educators might learn from them. The first school described is the Malting House school, where Susan Isaacs taught for several years. The Malting House school, which existed from 1924 to 1929 in Cambridge, England, teaches the lesson of looking, with attention, at everything that children do. The second school discussed is a present-day primary classroom in Hertfordshire, England, taught by Annabelle Dixon. This classroom demonstrates the relationship between an educator's core values and her pedagogical practices. The third school discussed is Louisa May Alcott's fictional school, Plumfield. The lesson learned from this school is the importance of the imagination, which teaches us to aspire to a more just and harmonious society. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/LPP)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Foreign Countries, Imagination, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)