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Jackman, Wilbur Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Jackman, Wilbur Samuel, 1855–1907, American educator, b. Mechanicstown, Ohio, grad. Harvard, 1884. Jackman was a leader of the nature study movement in elementary schools…

Newtown

(Encyclopedia) Newtown, town (1990 pop. 20,779), Fairfield co., SW Conn., on the Housatonic; inc. 1711. Pressure gauges, plastics, and paper and metal products are made, and dairy and…

Downers Grove

(Encyclopedia) Downers Grove, village (1990 pop. 46,858), Du Page co., NE Ill.; settled 1832, inc. 1873. Downers Grove has undergone population growth and commercial development that…

Benjamin, Karl Stanley

(Encyclopedia) Benjamin, Karl Stanley, 1925–2012, American painter, b. Chicago, grad. Univ. of Redlands (B.A., 1949), Claremont Graduate School (M.A., 1960). Largely self-taught,…

Head Start

(Encyclopedia) Head Start, U.S. educational program for disadvantaged preschool children, established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Aimed initially only at poor children,…

Stowe, Calvin Ellis

(Encyclopedia) Stowe, Calvin Ellis stō [key], 1802–86, American educator, b. Natick, Mass., grad. Bowdoin College, 1824, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1828; husband of Harriet…

open education

(Encyclopedia) open education, also known as open classroom, type of educational reform. The central tenet of this informal system is that children want to learn and will do so…

Gallaudet University

(Encyclopedia) Gallaudet University, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; with federal support. It was founded (1856) as the Kendall School, a training school for deaf and blind students…