Philadelphia Friends Schools, Pennsylvania (Campus History Series)

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William Penn envisioned a society dedicated to religious toleration, participatory government, and liberty. Central to this Holy Experiment was his belief that all children deserved a moral education. In 1689, Penn established a Friends Public School in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Over the years, many Quakers have been similarly inspired, and today there are 81 member schools in the Friends Council on Education operating in 22 states. This book includes images from the 10 Friends schools founded in or near ...
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Philadelphia Friends Schools

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Overview

William Penn envisioned a society dedicated to religious toleration, participatory government, and liberty. Central to this Holy Experiment was his belief that all children deserved a moral education. In 1689, Penn established a Friends Public School in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Over the years, many Quakers have been similarly inspired, and today there are 81 member schools in the Friends Council on Education operating in 22 states. This book includes images from the 10 Friends schools founded in or near Philadelphia before the 20th century: Abington Friends School, Frankford Friends School, Friends' Central School, Friends Select School, George School, Germantown Friends School, Greene Street Friends School, Plymouth Meeting Friends School, William Penn Charter School, and Westtown School. Philadelphia Friends Schools tells the photographic story of an educational philosophy rooted in three centuries of faith and practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738562421
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Series: Campus History Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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Janet Chance serves as the lower school director at William Penn Charter School and cofacilitates the Friends Council on Education's Spirited Practice and Renewed Courage program. Mark Franek is a former dean of students at a Friends school. He is currently a member of the English department at Cabrini College. The Friends Council on Education promotes the theory and practice of Quaker education and provides a professional development network that preserves the heritage and inspires the future of Friends education.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Foreword 7

Introduction 9

1 Origins 11

2 Meeting for Worship 27

3 Inquiry and Innovation 35

4 Community and Collaboration 55

5 Experiential Learning 75

6 Peace and Social Justice 99

7 The Experiment Continues 113

Bibliography 126

About the Friends Council on Education 127

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