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1. The principles and practices of political progressives.
2. Progressive education.

pro·gres′siv·ist n.
pro·gres′siv·is′tic adj.


(prəˈgrɛs əˌvɪz əm)

1. the principles and practices of progressives.
2. (cap.) the doctrines and beliefs of a Progressive Party.
pro•gres′siv•ist, n., adj.


1. Also called progressionism, progressism. the principles and practices of those advocating progress, change, or reform, especially in political matters.
2. (cap.) the doctrines and beliefs of the Progressive party in America. — progressivist, n.
See also: Politics
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Noun1.progressivism - the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought 1870--1920 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986), also considers that the theoretical roots of progressivism cannot be precisely determined, although there was a tendency both in Europe and in the United States to formulate a philosophy of the common people ("the quest for via media") through the writings of authors like Dilthey, Thomas Green, Sidgwick, James and Dewey (pp.
Like Obama's new progressivism, the old or original progressivism championed a vision of democracy that sometimes conflicted with ordinary people's opinions and preferences.
The Scouting Party: Pioneering and Preservation, Progressivism and Preparedness in the Making of the Boy Scouts of America is a close historical study of the creation and the early years of the Boy Scouts of America.
In her message on the 43rd death anniversary of the Madr-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah being commemorated on July 9, Fehmida Mirza said that the personality of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah was a personification of a candid struggle that gives todays women a lesson to remain steadfast on principles of modernity and progressivism with courage and wisdom.
Many of the same people see America headed down a dangerous path toward socialism, totalitarianism, progressivism, Tea Party-ism, fascism and a bunch of other "isms," none of them good.
Given the similarity of the concerns of social work and progressivism, it has been argued that because social work from its earliest days adopted a "tradition" of humanitarian social reform--called the "American tradition" by Cohen (1958)--the profession has essentially become identical with progressivism in all major respects.
Discussions of progressivism revealed the diffusion of political ideas, the range of progressive reform ideas, and the distinct regional preoccupations that shaped national movements.
It's a paean to educational progressivism dressed up as a guide to economic competitiveness.
Goldberg's strengths are his destruction of the argument that fascism is "right-wing" and the way he draws powerful parallels between the line from American Progressivism to the New Deal and the ideas behind European fascism.
Labaree notes the ed school's love affair with pedagogical progressivism has had little lasting effect on public schools, where the social-efficiency model (termed "administrative progressivism") has trumped pedagogical progressivism.
3) Such progressivism does not need consensus on whether God is the name of the possible, its source or its realization, whether God is omnipotent, weak or alluring.
In a nutshell, she argues that Spitzer is pursuing traditional progressive ends with prosecutorial means, all the while carefully modeling his progressivism on historical figures (Republicans included) in a way that tidily insulates him from charges that he's an old-style anti-business Democrat.