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«Schools of Tomorrow,» Schools of Today

Progressive Education in the 21st Century – Second Edition


Edited By Susan F. Semel, Alan R. Sadovnik and Ryan W. Coughlan

The second edition of «Schools of Tomorrow,» Schools of Today: Progressive Education in the 21 st Century documents a new collection of child-centered progressive schools founded in the first half of the twentieth century and provides histories of some contemporary examples of progressive practices. Part I discusses six progressive schools founded in the first part of the twentieth century (City and Country; Dalton; the Weekday School at Riverside Church; The Laboratory School at the Institute of Child Study; Alabama State Teachers College Laboratory High School; and Highlander), tracing them from their beginnings. Part II examines four more contemporary schools (Central Park East 1; Central Park East Secondary; Learning Community Charter School; and KIPP TEAM Academy), showing how progressive practices gained momentum from the 1960s onward. As a volume in the History of Schools and Schooling series, this book seeks to look to the past for what it can teach us today.
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Elizabeth S. Brown is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.

Theodore M. Christou is Associate Professor of Social Studies and History of Education at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Ryan W. Coughlan is a Presidential Fellow and doctoral candidate in Urban Systems at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey.

Amita Gupta is Chair of the Department of Teaching, Learning & Culture, and Professor of Early Childhood Education in the School of Education at The City College of New York (CUNY) in New York City. She taught at The Weekday School and served as the school’s Interim Director in 2003.

Bruce Kanze is Adjunct Professor of Teaching, Learning & Culture in the School of Education at The City College of New York (CUNY) in New York City. He taught at Central Park East 1 from 1980 until 1994.

Ali Nagle is 5th Grade Reading Teacher, Grade Level Chair, and Director of TEAM in Africa at KIPP TEAM Academy Middle School in Newark, New Jersey

Sharon G. Pierson is Adjunct Professor of Communication Arts in the School of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Ramapo, NJ.

Andrew Ratner is Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at The City College of New York (CUNY) in New York City. ← 399 | 400 →

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