Open Access Graduate Research Paper
In the late nineteenth century progressive educators advocated reforms in the educational system that were intended to humanize instruction. At the forefront of this movement was Colonel Francis W. Parker, a teacher and later an administrator who concerned himself with all aspects of the curriculum, including beginning reading. He was acclaimed by some as an innovator and attacked by others as a heretic. Parker's viewpoints concerning education countered the existing educational practices of the late 1800a. His beliefs concerning the teaching of reading were no leas radical to his time.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
David W. Moore
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©1985 Elinor Woods Kline
Kline, Elinor Woods, "Colonel Francis Parker and beginning reading instruction" (1985). Graduate Research Papers. 2704.