Apply to the Education Program or to the Student Teaching Licensure Program by the third Friday in February.
Watch the award-winning documentary that tackles issues of racism, poverty, and disenfranchisement in Romania (and the U.S.).
Daniel Perlstein will discuss American education and imperialism on the literary and educational frontier.
Daniel Perlstein, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
Laura Ingalls Wilder claimed to have written her beloved Little House novels in part to teach American children about the New Deal’s totalitarian evils. John Dewey embodied America’s left-liberal tradition. And yet, the two were strange pedagogical and ideological bedfellows. Like Dewey, Wilder consistently contrasts Laura’s activity and learning at home with the routinized oppressive lessons at school. And like Wilder, Dewey celebrated pioneer self-direction and the authenticity of pioneer life. Less sentimental than Dewey, Wilder makes explicit the contrast between the activity of settlers and the presumed emptiness of Native lands, to be filled through the activity of settlers. Comparing Dewey and Wilder illuminates the role of the frontier in progressive educational thought. In short, just as the Little House books mirrored the mainstream of American progressive educational thought, progressive educational thought articulated the imperialist ideology that shaped the Little House books.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies and the Departments of Education and History. This event is free and open to the public.
The Faulconer Gallery: A resource for all disciplines.
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A look at Posse Scholars and their experiences at Grinnell.
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New program helps students think about the longterm possibilities of teaching and commit to a teaching career.