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Kloss, Dean – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Even in this "Age of Data," independent progressive schools have shown a remarkable persistence in offering an alternative educational model. As Traditional Public Schools (TPS) become even more committed to a testing model of achievement, there are schools that continue to operate on identified progressive educational principles. This…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, Private Schools, Progressive Education
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Abendroth, Mark – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
This article explores whether and how activists who identify with the Occupy movement think of their secondary schooling as influential upon their activism. Testimonies of six activists from two small focus groups reveal a range from those who claimed no such influence to those who saw a significant connection. The diversity among the six was…
Descriptors: Activism, Secondary School Teachers, Focus Groups, Social Justice
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Lynch, Matthew – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
This article examines three interlinked problems facing public schools today: how to recruit, retain, and pay our teachers. The article begins with an overview of the current situation in the United States, paying particular attention to schools in areas where minorities are the majority. It goes on to examine some of the causes of teacher…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Recruitment