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Progressive Education and American Progressivism: Margaret Naumburg


reviewed by Robert H. Beck 1959

coverTitle: Progressive Education and American Progressivism: Margaret Naumburg
Author(s): Margaret Naumberg
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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PROGRESSIVE education originated as a revolt against (as Edward C. Lindeman phrased it) "the deadly, stereotyped, ritualistic and doctrinaire form of education which prevailed everywhere in America" during the second half of the nineteenth century.1 There was no headquarters for the revolt, though after 1919 the Progressive Education Association acted as a clearing house for disseminating information about it. Nor was there a chief of staff. John Dewey disclaimed paternity of progressive education, not because it was unpopular but because he knew how much had been done by such pioneer fighters as Colonel Francis W. Parker. Said Dewey: Colonel Francis W. Parker, more nearly than any other one person, was the father of the progressive education movement. . . . He engaged in aggressive warfare against the burden of ready-made desiccated subject matter formulated and arranged from the adult point of view—in other words, against the stock in trade of the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 4, 1959, p. 198-208
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4325, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 8:49:08 AM

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