Progressive Education: A Critical Introduction

David Gribble

Abstract


It is encouraging that Bloomsbury has published this book, but disappointing in that its title is misleading. It is not an introduction to progressive education, but a historical account of a wide range of educational theories. It starts with Rousseau and proceeds, via the Chartists and Dewey and many others, to Montessori, Steiner, Freire and Illich. Howlett presumably considers them all to be proponents of progressive education...


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Educational alternatives; progressive education; alternative education; difference; educational theory; educational philosophy; home education; education policy

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