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Burton, Fred; Collaros, Chris; Eirich, Julie – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
Drawing on the past and current practices of a group of educators that just celebrated its 40th year as a progressive elementary school in a suburban public school system, the article begins by considering the role that various groups have played in sustaining the school's success for over four decades. These groups include a long-term university…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Public Schools, School Districts, Partnerships in Education
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Burton, Fred – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
After 36 years of working as a progressive educator in American schools, the author notes the near absence of joy, passion, and imagination that today's students experience. He asks, "Where's wonder?" In this essay, the author makes a case for the role of wonder in learning as he reflects on his work with schools and museum educators at…
Descriptors: Museums, Reggio Emilia Approach, Progressive Education, Teaching Methods