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Changing Schools Progressive Education Theory and Practice, 1930-1960

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ISBN-10: 0226983307

ISBN-13: 9780226983301

Edition: 1993

Authors: Arthur Zilversmit

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Nearly one hundred years ago America's foremost philosopher of education, John Dewey, set in motion the progressive education movement—an effort to enhance both child and community by establishing schools that would focus on the needs and interests of children, thereby turning out more productive citizens. To what degree did these ideas actually change the day-to-day lives of school children? What can the progressive education movement teach us about the conditions that facilitate and impede the implementation of new ideas about schools? Through a focus on actual classroom practices in several school systems in the Chicago area, Zilversmit examines the impact of Dewey's ideas at a national…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Progressive Education
Old Wine, New Bottles
Progressive Schools in the 1930s
Progressive Education in the 1930s
Postwar Education
Progressive Education under Fire
Postwar Education in the Suburbs
Postwar Education in Middle America
Progressive Education and the Process of Reform Tables
Notes
Index