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Stories of the Eight-Year Study
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Presenting the first complete history of the Progressive Education Association’s 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 study’s value for reexamining secondary education in America today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Stories of the Eight-Year Study: Reexamining Secondary Education in America
  2. pp. iii-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword: A Tale of Lost Horizons
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Vignette: Wilford Merton Aikin (1882-1965): Hope, Success, and Realistic Expectations
  2. pp. 17-24
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  1. 1. The Educational Context of the Eight-Year Study
  2. pp. 25-38
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  1. Vignette: V. T. Thayer (1886-1979): A Middle Position of Integrity without Compromise
  2. pp. 39-46
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  1. 2. Tests and Records: The Veneer of College Admissions
  2. pp. 47-62
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  1. Vignette: Eugene Randolph Smith (1876-1968):Recognizing "the futility of statistics as an end in itself"
  2. pp. 63-70
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  1. 3. An Essential Faith:From Tests and Measurementto Appraisal and Evaluation
  2. pp. 71-88
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  1. Vignette: Understanding Ralph Tyler (1902-1994)
  2. pp. 89-96
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  1. 4. Guidance, Human Relations, and the Study of Adolescents
  2. pp. 97-112
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  1. Vignette: Alice V. Keliher (1903-1995): Fate, Frank, and Film
  2. pp. 113-120
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  1. 5. The Conception of Needs: A Dilemma of Progressive Education
  2. pp. 121-134
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  1. Vignette: .Caroline Zachry (1894-1945): None Quite Like Our Dr. Zachry
  2. pp. 135-142
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  1. 6. The Core Curriculum:Rethinking Curriculum and Instruction
  2. pp. 143-160
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  1. Vignette: Harold Alberty (1890-1971) and the Quest for Core
  2. pp. 161-168
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  1. 7. The Importance of Social Philosophy:Democracy as a Way of Life
  2. pp. 169-182
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  1. Vignette: Boyd H. Bode (1873-1953): Philosophy Brought Down to Earth
  2. pp. 183-188
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  1. 8. Staff Development:Teacher Workshops as Personal and Professional Growth
  2. pp. 189-202
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  1. Vignette: Margaret Willis (1899-1987): And Gladly Would She Learn
  2. pp. 203-210
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  1. 9. Reexamining Secondary Education in America
  2. pp. 211-224
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  1. Appendix A. The Thirty Schools of the Commission on the Relation of School and College
  2. pp. 225-236
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  1. Appendix B. Testing Bureaus and Projects Related to the Aikin Commission
  2. pp. 237-240
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  1. Appendix C. Excerpt from a Comprehensive Student Record
  2. pp. 241-242
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 243-246
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 249-286
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  1. Annotated Bibliography
  2. pp. 287-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-298
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