Education: In Hessian Hills

What is Progressive Education? Bred of the 20th Century, it is old enough to have been called by Harvard's late great President Charles William Eliot "the most significant movement in American education today." To carry it forward was founded, in 1919, the Progressive Education Association, which now has some 7,000 members. The philosophy of Humanist John Dewey and the work of pioneering Colonel Francis Wayland Parker (1831-1902) of Quincy, Mass. and Cook County, Ill. are implicit in much Progressive teaching. That education at any age should grow out of free individual experience rather...

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