District Progressivism: Rethinking Reform in Urban School Systems, 1900-1928

@article{Gamson2003DistrictPR,
  title={District Progressivism: Rethinking Reform in Urban School Systems, 1900-1928},
  author={David A. Gamson},
  journal={Paedagogica Historica},
  year={2003},
  volume={39},
  pages={417 - 434}
}
This paper reexamines the analytic categories that American educational historians have used to describe progressive era reformers and their innovations. Using archival sources and other school district records, this essay analyzes the nature of school reform in three United States cities: Seattle, Washington, Oakland, California, and Denver, Colorado during the early decades of the twentieth century. The author argues that educational leaders in city school systems blended and combined… Expand
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