Season 4, Episode 10 – Woman with a plan: The story of Helen Parkhurst and Dalton
This episode describes the dynamic career of teacher and school reformer Helen Parkhurst, whose life’s mission was to replace the dull, factory-style structures of American public education with student-centered learning experiences tailored to individual children’s needs. What can we learn from Parkhurst’s experience, especially her famous “Dalton Plan,” that might inform the present moment, where schools may have a chance to re-define themselves post-COVID?
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Next episode will post on Sept 17th, 2021