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Titolo:
FAKING A DISSERTATION - COLLINGS,ELLSWORTH, KILPATRICK,WILLIAM,H., AND THE PROJECT CURRICULUM
Autore:
KNOLL M;
Indirizzi:
UNIV BAYREUTH,LS SCHULPADAG,GESCHWISTER SCHOLL PL 3 D-95440 BAYREUTH GERMANY
Titolo Testata:
Journal of curriculum studies
fascicolo: 2, volume: 28, anno: 1996,
pagine: 193 - 222
SICI:
0022-0272(1996)28:2<193:FAD-CK>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
92
Recensione:
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Citazione:
M. Knoll, "FAKING A DISSERTATION - COLLINGS,ELLSWORTH, KILPATRICK,WILLIAM,H., AND THE PROJECT CURRICULUM", Journal of curriculum studies, 28(2), 1996, pp. 193-222

Abstract

In An Experiment with a Project Curriculum (1923) Ellsworth Collings reports on an experiment he directed as county superintendent from 1917 to 1921 at a rural school in McDonald County, Missouri, where the children themselves - not the teacher or the curriculum - determined theprojects and topics they would study. Collings claims that the findings of his dissertation strengthened the case for the 'project method' as popularized by his doctoral adviser, William H. Kilpatrick, since the students at the 'experimental school' attained higher scores on standardized tests in writing, reading and arithmetic as well as in social skills, habits and attitudes than the students at the two 'control schools'. Collings's book is a classic of progressive education, and his story of how 10 students were successful in combating an outbreak oftyphoid fever in their community is well known among historians and educators el en today. A re-examination of the dissertation-in particular of the so-called 'typhoid project' - reveals, however, that the experiment never took place as described and that Collings reconstructed his data substantially in order to conform to Kilpatrick's frame of reference and to present convincing data on the possibility and superiority of child-centred education.

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