ERIC Number: EJ1016709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Educators and the Curriculum: Stories of Progressive Education in the 21st Century
Read, Sally J. W.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v9 n3 p107-123 Oct 2013
This study, inspired by phenomenological and narrative methods, explored the question, "What does it mean to be a progressive educator in the 21st century?" Rather than a prescriptive piece about what progressive educators should or should not do, this study uses the experiences of three self-identified progressive educators to build a new understanding of this term. The participants, two heads of private school and one public school district superintendent, shared stories of their backgrounds, their current schools, and a time when they felt particularly successful in their work as progressive educators. Their stories reveal a commitment to risk taking, to achieving a balance between individual student and social needs, and to finding meaning in their connection with students and colleagues.
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Phenomenology, Personal Narratives, Inquiry, Principals, Superintendents, Semi Structured Interviews, Risk
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.inased.org/ijpe.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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