The Origins of Progressive Education

  title={The Origins of Progressive Education},
  author={William J. Reese},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={1 - 24}
By the dawn of the twentieth century, a new way of thinking about the nature of the child, classroom methods, and the purposes of the school increasingly dominated educational discourse. Something loosely called progressive education, especially its more child-centered aspects, became part of a larger revolt against the formalism of the schools and an assault on tradition. Our finest scholars, such as Lawrence A. Cremin, in his magisterial study of progressivism forty years ago, have tried to… 

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