Research: The Lincoln School

| July 13, 2011

Research: The Lincoln School

The Lincoln School (1917 – 1940) was a school that promoted progressive teaching. Material that was relevant and applicable to the real world was taught. Students visited the fire department, markets and churches and learned from these community resources. The Lincoln School was made possible through funds provided by John D. Rockefeller Junior. The Lincoln School was associated with Teachers College and provided students at Teachers College with the opportunity to be active participants in the school. Teachers College students were able to gain experience through observing, teaching and designing the curriculum at The Lincoln School. The Lincoln School was created as a place to test and develop new progressive teaching techniques that would ultimately be presented to the rest of the country. The school was watched closely and was very controversial. In 1940 the Lincoln School became a part of the Horace Mann School.

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