University of Amsterdam education researcher Jeroen Staring's recent publication, "Caroline Pratt's political, toy manufacturing, and educational life, 1896-1921" in the History of Education Review focuses on our founder, Caroline Pratt, and her early career and social activism.
His article illuminates Pratt's early efforts to intertwine her social ideals with her observations of how children best learn. As Staring states:
"Newly available data sources on Caroline Pratt's 1896-1921 life show her to be more of a social reconstructionist than previously concluded. This research demonstrates that it was Pratt's feminist, socialist and trade unionist ideals, transformed into educational aims, that formed the core of her educational work."
Some of the newly available data comes from C&C's Archives and newly digitized newspapers and materials, which Staring uses to inform his ongoing research on the foundations of progressive education. The photo above shows Staring in the Archive with archivist Jennifer Marck Moran.
You can purchase the article from the publisher. Or, make an appointment to visit the C&C Archives and read it among its cited sources.