Progressive Education -- an Intro
Many parents at our first meeting expressed an interest in progressive principles, and in learning more about them. Here's some readings and links to get started: This report on District 16 and current efforts to improve it is well worth checking out:
A simple chart comparing the characteristics of traditional and progressive education.
A short bio of philosopher and educator John Dewey, with further reading.
This is the website of the National Association of Independent Schools, which has a research clearinghouse.
The Independent Curriculum Group focuses on progressive curricula and assessments.
Some additional links: