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The New Progressivism

Let's talk about whether the last 20 years' worth of work on curriculum, professional development, and teaching for social justice is in fact a new movement, The New Progressivism. The website link is to an Education Week online Commentary piece.

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Started by Peter Gow. Last reply by Peter Gow Jan 10, 2009.

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Comment by Laura Webber on November 30, 2008 at 11:34am
Hi Peter! I am an old friend of Rebecca's (Camp Favorite, 1991) and she told me about you. I currently work as the Upper School Technology Coordinator at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore. I studied the history of progressive education at NYU for a while and am really interested in getting to know your ideas. Becki sent me your blogs, so I'll be reading and saying hi!
Comment by Demetri Orlando on November 17, 2008 at 11:23am
"What's new is old" (first seen on

I pulled out just the portion of Dewey speaking, and am reposting it, b/c in my first attempt the video file size was way too big- about 12Mb. I captured it with Jing and saw no way to compress it, so I've redone it with Camtasia.
Comment by Peter Gow on November 12, 2008 at 9:45am
For the past few months I've been reflecting on this topic on my own at my New Progressivism blog. I'd love some comments!

Comment by Susan Carter Morgan on May 9, 2008 at 12:02am
Well said. I look forward to more discussion.
Comment by Peter Gow on May 7, 2008 at 8:06am
I stand corrected on the quote; never believe a printer! But I do enjoy the sentiment.
Comment by Josie Holford on May 6, 2008 at 9:35pm
Hi Peter: Love the image. "Are we downhearted?...Nooo!!!"
Pre dates the Blitz by a few decades: (1915)
Comment by JP Culley on May 6, 2008 at 6:10pm
Excellent piece, Peter. I've already distributed a copy of the article to our academic leadership. You did a masterful job of crystallizing what is going on in forward thinking independent schools. Thanks for writing it (and for recognizing that, unfortunately, the P word is tough to use in some parts of the country.)
Comment by Marti Weston on May 6, 2008 at 5:17pm
I am checking around to find the school login and password for Ed Week. The first paragraphs look really cool.
Comment by Peter Gow on May 6, 2008 at 4:49pm
Sorry about the weird image (it's Churchill, from the Blitz), but the Ning wouldn't let me start the group without an image--PG

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