Knoll, Michael, "John Dewey as Administrator: The Inglorious End of the Laboratory School in Chicago," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No. 2, 2015), 203-252.


Michael Knoll


Tells the history of the beginning and the end of Dewey"s Laboratory School at the University of Chicago; describes President Harper's and Dewey's interactions related to the school; shows how actions of Dewey's wife Alice as principal of the School precipitates conflicts that led to its closing and his leaving the University of Chicago.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors


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