New Education: Progressive Education One Hundred Years Ago Today

New Education: Progressive Education One Hundred Years Ago Today

by Scott Nearing
     
 

Best known for his paean to self-sufficiency, Living the Good Life, which became a bestseller that Newsweek called “an underground bible for the city-weary,” Scott Nearing was also a high-profile public advocate for education reform at the start of the Progressive era. Lamenting that public schools had failed to keep up with societal

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Best known for his paean to self-sufficiency, Living the Good Life, which became a bestseller that Newsweek called “an underground bible for the city-weary,” Scott Nearing was also a high-profile public advocate for education reform at the start of the Progressive era. Lamenting that public schools had failed to keep up with societal changes, Nearing traveled the country during the early decades of the twentieth century, documenting schools that had abandoned a traditional authoritarian stance in favor of child-centered practice. Now the vignettes, interviews, and speculations on school restructuring, curriculum development, and educational reform that he offered in The New Education a century ago are relevant once again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595582096
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Series:
Classics in Progressive Education Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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