Year of Publication
College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
This paper investigates the origins of the Open Education movement in the United States and traces its development throughout the twentieth century. Pioneers of the movement are discussed, with an extensive description of John Dewey's work provided. Political and social forces which affected Open Education throughout the century are described. Finally, current trends in education are examined to determine whether Open Education remains in practice. Conclusions and implications for classroom practice are included.
Hays, Laurie Jo, "Open Education: Its Development in America and Its Influence on Current Educational Themes" (1991). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 129.