PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION w05

PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION w05 - PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION Differing...

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PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION Differing views in 19th century education Golden Age of democratic participation Schools decentralized Parents and patrons shaped schools to meet their particular needs and tastes, teachers were part of the community and met its needs. No need for bureaucracy or regulation Many people believed that schooling served them well Opposing view: Local control resulted in Dull parochialism and attenuated totalitarianism Gross inequality in resources Highly politicized, especially in cities—ward, patronage politics
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Education Progressives urged a system of accountability for a fragmented and dispersed system
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City school governance Bowl of spaghetti: multiple agencies—city school councils, school boards, ward school committees, boards of public works Strict control of students, “toe the line.” Curriculum ladder—calibrated teaching to that system Supervised staff to make sure they were also “toeing the line.” Students had to meet rigid standards Those who did not were described as dunce, shirker, loafer,
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course EDU 120 taught by Professor Timar during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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