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A Brief History of Progressive Education

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  1. Introduction: Why Study Progressive Education? (Preview Content)
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  2. Lesson 1: Progressive Education and the Progressive Movement (Preview Content)
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  3. Discussion 1: How Did Classical Educators Respond? (Preview Content)
  4. Lesson 2: Education in America before Progressive Education
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  5. Discussion 2: The Influence of Massachusetts in Educational History
  6. Lesson 3: Just What is Progressive Education?
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  7. Discussion 3: Mental Testing & the Core Beliefs of Progressive Ed.
  8. Lesson 4: Who Was John Dewey?
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  9. Discussion 4: The Complexity and Contradictions of John Dewey
  10. Lesson 5: The Progressive Revolution in American Education
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  11. Lesson 6: The Administrative Progressives
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  12. Discussion 6: What Should the Role of Efficiency Be in Education?
  13. Lesson 7: The Pedagogical Progressives
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  14. Discussion 7: Persisting Classical Elements in Progressive Educators
  15. Lesson 8: The Social Progressives
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  16. Discussion 8: Is Child-Centered Education Appropriate in Some Ways?
  17. Lesson 9: The "End" of Progressive Education
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  18. Discussion 9: The Changing Face and Names for Progressive Education
  19. Lesson 10: The Continuation of Progressive Education
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  20. Discussion 10: Big Schools, Tracking & Pedagogy vs Subject Expertise
  21. Lesson 11: Deepening our Understanding of Progressive Education
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  22. Discussion 11: What is Media Doing to Our Concepts of Education?
  23. Lesson 12: Taking the Long View of Progressive and Classical Education
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  24. Discussion 12: What Does It Mean to Take the Long View?
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  • Who made the decisions which shaped our contemporary school “system”?
  • How is the contemporary school modeled on the corporate factory system?
  • What organizational strategies have been implanted in contemporary school in order to maximize efficiency?