Lesson 1: Progressive Education and the Progressive Movement

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We recommend reading The Transformation of the School in conjunction with this course.
Outline of Session
Discussion Questions
  • How did the school system transform in the period after the American Civil War and before World War I?
  • What contributions in science and technology influenced the development of progressive education?
  • Why did progressive education align itself with the processes of “democratization”?
  • Who did the progressive movement in education impact the most?
  • In what ways has the progressive movement shaped the cultural landscape of U.S. society today?
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