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The State of Creativity in America’s Schools

The State of Creativity in America’s Schools

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In the early twentieth century, a progressive education movement largely attributed to the thinking of John Dewey set out to reform education such that it would focus on meaningful learning opportunities rather than prescribed curriculum and standardized assessments. These Progressives asserted that schools should encourage creative and critical thinking to prepare students for active participation in a democracy. However, as historian Ellen Condliffe Lagemann wrote, “One cannot understand the history of education in the United States during the twentieth century unless one realizes that Edward L. Thorndike won and John Dewey lost.” Instead of embracing these democratic ideals, […]

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