"Progressive education" is widely admired and rarely implemented in schools. In this commentary, a group of educators—K-8 teachers and administrators and teacher education students and faculty—discuss their shared journey as they come together to study their own practice in schools committed to this model of teaching and learning. While acknowledging the reality that progressive education is most often found in in areas of "economic privilege," they nonetheless challenge teachers to engage in “thoughtful participation, description, and dialogue,” in some fashion, as a means of counteracting the demands of the current reform climate.
Barone, Melissa; Orbea, Matias; Schultz, Brian D.; Brockman, Nadine; Martin, Christina E.; Miller, Kate; Greer, Allison; and Ryan, Daniel P.
"Using the Power of Questions to Organize for Progressive Education,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 26:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol26/iss2/5