progressive education

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progressive education

n.
A set of reformist educational philosophies and methods that emphasize individual instruction, informality in the classroom, and the use of group discussions and laboratories as instructional techniques.
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Winnetka is an affluent community just north of downtown Chicago and had long been presided over by Carleton Washburne, who had envisioned and initiated the Winnetka Plan as superintendent of schools from 1914-1943.
The spirit of Washburne's Winnetka Plan remained long after his tenure (Washburne & Marland, 1963).
The Winnetka Plan highlighted the need for individual children to obtain mastery of various subjects, all the while working at their own pace.