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Hibler, David W.; Snyder, Jeffrey Aaron – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
In this essay, the authors reflect on the ongoing teacher effectiveness debate. W. David Hibler is an experienced language arts teacher, who has taught in public high schools and middle schools in Alaska, North Carolina, and New York City. Jeffrey Aaron Snyder is a historian of education who writes about schooling in the twentieth-century United…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational History, Learner Engagement
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Manilow, Aaron – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In this piece, the author explores the concepts of teaching and learning through the work of Plato and of the founders of Francis W. Parker School. The school was founded around a century ago as a progressive institution following viewpoints of leaders such as Francis Parker and John Dewey. After reading works by these authors and sitting in on a…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Personal Narratives
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Spradling, Rick – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
American public school education was founded, in large measure, on the ideals of Horace Mann's leadership of Massachusetts schools in the 1800s. Later in that same century, private schools began to emerge and serve those disaffected with Mann's "common schools," and tension between publicly funded and privately paid education arose. This…
Descriptors: Educational History, Public Education, Private Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Berkman, James S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
While attending the Klingenstein Center's Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, fellows studied Horace Mann's nineteenth-century vision for a "common school" that would unite all citizens; they considered whether this model is still best suited to serve a democratic society and questioned how current…
Descriptors: Democracy, School Choice, Principals, Role of Education
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Schmitt, Natalie Crohn – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
In this article, Natalie Schmitt recalls her teaching experiences with morning exercise programs, beginning with her first teaching job as assistant Morning Exercise teacher at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. In the Morning Exercises, students were encouraged to employ all means of expression: speaking, drawing, dancing, singing, acting.…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Personal Narratives