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|Named Person:||Francisco Ferrer Guardia|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||v, 434 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. I. New York --
1. The martyrdom of Ferrer --
2. The Francisco Ferrer Association --
3. The Ferrer School of New York --
4. Rebels and artists --
5. Three anarchists --
6. Lexington Avenue --
Pt. II. Stelton --
7. The early years --
8. Elizabeth and Alexis Ferm --
9. Mohegan --
10. The declining years --
"Outraged by Ferrer's execution and influenced by his teaching methods, anarchists, artists, and educators joined forces to carry on his work. Between 1910 and 1960 anarchists across the United States established more than twenty schools where children might study in an atmosphere of freedom and self-reliance in contrast to the formality and discipline of the traditional classroom. These "Modern Schools" sought to abolish all forms of authority, political and economic as well as educational, and to usher in a new society based on the voluntary cooperation of free individuals. Their object, during an era of war, social ferment, and government repression, was to create not only a new type of school, but also a new culture, a new life, a new world.".
"Among the participants in the Modern School Movement were anarchists Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, feminist Margaret Sanger, authors Will and Ariel Durant, and groundbreaking artists Robert Henri, George Bellows, and Man Ray. Based on extensive interviews with former pupils and teachers, this work is an investigation into the potential of educational alternatives."--BOOK JACKET.
- Education -- United States -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
- Education -- United States -- Experimental methods -- History -- 20th century.
- Ferrer Guardia, Francisco, -- 1859-1909.
- Educators -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Anarchism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.