The Eight-Year Study: From Evaluative Research to Demonstration Project, 1930-1940

  title={The Eight-Year Study: From Evaluative Research to Demonstration Project, 1930-1940},
  author={J. Watras},
  journal={Education Policy Analysis Archives},
  • J. Watras
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Education Policy Analysis Archives
From 1932 to 1940, the Progressive Education Association (PEA) conducted its Eight-Year Study. At first, the study appeared to be a poorly funded comparison of two groups of students in secondary schools. During the last four years, as more financial support became available, the Eight-Year Study became a broadly based demonstration of a wide range of educational innovations. For contemporary educators, the story of the Eight-Year Study represents an opportunity to reconsider popular principles… Expand
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