Stories of the Eight-Year Study: Reexamining Secondary Education in America (Google eBook)

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SUNY Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Education - 312 pages
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Presenting the first complete history of the Progressive Education Associationís Eight-Year Study, which took place during the 1930s and the 1940s, this book corrects common misinterpretations of one of the most important educational experiments of the twentieth century and explores the studyís value for reexamining secondary education in America today.
  

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Contents

1 The Educational Context of the EightYear Study
25
The Veneer of College Admissions
47
From Tests and Measurementto Appraisal and Evaluation
71
4 Guidance Human Relations and the Study of Adolescents
97
A Dilemma of Progressive Education
121
Rethinking Curriculum and Instruction
143
Democracy as a Way of Life
169
Teacher Workshops as Personaland Professional Growth
189
Appendix A The Thirty Schools of the Commission on the Relation of School and College
225
Appendix B Testing Bureaus and Projects Related to the Aikin Commission
237
Appendix C Excerpt from a ComprehensiveStudent Record
241
Glossary
243
Abbreviations
247
Notes
249
Annotated Bibliography
287
Index
291

9 Reexamining Secondary Educationin America
211

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About the author (2012)

Craig Kridel is Professor of Educational Studies and Curator of the Museum of Education at the University of South Carolina.

Robert V. Bullough Jr. is Professor of Teacher Education and Associate Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling at Brigham Young University.

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