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ERIC Number: EJ905965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
"A Chrome Yellow Blackboard with Blue Chalk": New Education and the New Architecture--Modernism at Koornong School
Goad, Philip
History of Education, v39 n6 p731-748 Nov 2010
This paper examines, through one school's location in Australia, the international reach and nature of the networks associated with New Education; the aims and ideals of Clive and Janet Nield, the main protagonists behind the venture of Koornong School; what transformations they brought to progressive education; and the deliberate assembling of a specially selected teaching staff, governance structure and broad-based curriculum that was enhanced by an unusual educational setting, the site specifically chosen and buildings specially designed by architects whose ideals aligned with those of their clients and facilitated the pursuit of progressive education. The community of residential and school buildings and a series of designed outdoor spaces in combination with a virtually untouched landscape wilderness played a pivotal role in complementing an educational experience that had been shaped by beliefs in the importance of psychoanalysis to the nurturing of a child's body and mind. (Contains 4 figures and 62 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia