Elsie Ripley Clapp and the Arthurdale Schools.

  title={Elsie Ripley Clapp and the Arthurdale Schools.},
  author={Sam F. Stack},
Written in Kentucky during the darkest days of the depression, Elsie Ripley Clapp described her pedagogy and her democratic conception of the community school. Deeply influenced by her association with and reading of John Dewey, Clapp believed that the depression only worsened the loss of community in American society and that the school could serve as a means to restore community life. In our own era, where discussion of community abounds, Clapp’s work in progressive education provides insight… CONTINUE READING