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- DescriptionBeginning in 1901, this history traces the pioneering progressive origins of the Francis W. Parker School of Chicago to its neoprogressive vision for the twenty-first century. It is the story of the school's evolution from the founding years (1901-1930), through the Eight-Year Study and the postwar invations (1930-1965), to the progressive challenge (1965-1995). The story closes as the school is being reconceptualized and the building reconstructed. This book explains the interrelationship of three of Chicago's education progressives - John Dewey, the philosopher; Colonel Francis W. Parker, the father of progressive education; and Anita McCormick Blaine, the financier and visionary. Several themes shaping the school unify the text: (1) the influence of psychology on educational practice; (2) the centrality of the teacher and instruction in the school; (3) the value of a model upon which to build curriculum; and (4) the interdependent relationship between democracy and education. The fourth theme is as applicable to the multicultural Chicago of today as it was in the 1900s. Marie Kirchner Stone uses Colonel Parker's purpose of the common school - to create citizens for a democratic society - as the yardstick to measure the value of progressive education in today's democracy.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Marie Kirchner Stone taught at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School from 1966 to 1998 and was Head of Curriculum in the 1970s, when she received the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She earned her M.A. at the University of Minnesota and her Ph.D. at Loyola University in Chicago, where she taught in the Department of Education and was the recipient of the Jesuit Society's Alpha Sigma Nu Award for scholarship, character, and contribution to education. Dr. Stone served on the Academic Committee of the National Association of Independent Schools throughout the 1970s. She is the editor of Between Home and Community: The Chronicle of the Francis W. Parker School (1975), the author of a chapter on Chicago's Francis W. Parker School published in Schools of Tomorrow, Schools of Today (1999), and the author of numerous articles on secondary education.
- Author(s)Marie Kirchner Stone
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/08/2001
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Series TitleHistory of Schools and Schooling
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content Noteill.
- Weight540 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine30 mm
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