Learning from Children: The Life and Legacy of Caroline Pratt

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
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This is the first published biography of Caroline Pratt, an innovative progressive educator who founded the City and Country School in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1914. It provides a feminist analysis of Pratt's life and work that adds a new dimension to our appreciation of her contributions to progressive education. Learning from Children also shows how an analysis of Pratt's work can inform our understanding of current critical issues in educational policy and practice. Caroline Pratt's story will enliven courses on history of education, foundations of early childhood education, and women's history topics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Caroline Pratts paternal grandparents
22
Growing up in Fayetteville
23
Teachers College New York
33
Living and Learning in Philadelphia
43
Classroom 1921
51
Ills classroom
52
Greenwich Village A New Philosophical Home
53
Outside in the yard 1939
90
Education Practices at the City and Country School
91
Caroline Pratt at her desk
115
Caroline Pratts Influence in the Progressive
117
The Private Caroline Pratt
129
The Legacy of Caroline Pratt and the City and Country
141
Methodology Notes
149
Unit Blocks
155

Defining and Enacting a Radical Educational
77
Amalgamated Bank construction 1930s
89

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About the author (2006)

The Author: Mary E. Hauser is Professor of Education in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction Department at National-Louis University. She received her Ph.D. in educational psychology/early childhood from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Her research interests concentrate on the sociocultural context of education. The co-editor of Intersections: Feminisms/Early Childhoods (Peter Lang, 1998) and co-author of Personalizing Culture through Anthropological Perspectives (1999), Hauser is also the author of various book chapters and journal articles.

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