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:

http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/programs-impact/special-initiatives/school-district-16-project

A simple chart comparing the characteristics of traditional and progressive education.

A selection of articles on progressive education topics from Bank Street School in Manhattan, including this overview of why it’s great, but rare.

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXpbONjV1Jc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEvg2zBYWtU

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/brooklyn-free-school-_n_2214263.html

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