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    During the 1890’s and the 1920’s, the United States went through a period of progressivism and improvement called the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was a period in attempt to improve problems carried by The Gilded Age such as child labor, poor living conditions, rise of monopolies, and political corruption. The progressives arose and consisted of America’s middle. Doctorow’s Ragtime successfully utilizes fictional characters in order to symbolize the occurrences of the Progressive Era. Doctorow

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    Progressivism: A Better Approach to Education Being a student for the majority of my life, I had never fully understood why anyone would desire to be a teacher. But after four semesters at College, I am slowly changing my attitude. As an education major, I now attend real classrooms and observe the wonders of how a young child’s mind works. Through my observations in actual class settings, I have also come to realize how delicate a child’s mind is and that the slightest external influence can

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    Interpreting American Progressivism

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    Interpreting American Progressivism The period referred to as the Progressive Era in American history is one which historians often disagree over, and as in all areas of history, there are many theories surrounding the era which sometimes contradict each other. Historians are always aware of prominent theories within the field, and they often participate in an ongoing dialogue concerning their research. One of the first historians to make a major mark regarding the Progressive Era was Richard

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    My Philosophy of Education: Combining Progressivism, Essentialism and Behaviorism Upon being faced with the task of writing my philosophy of teaching, I made many attempts to narrow the basis for my philosophy down to one or two simple ideas. However, I quickly came to the realization that my personal teaching philosophy stems from many other ideas, philosophies, and personal experiences. I then concentrated my efforts on finding the strongest points of my personal beliefs about teaching and

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    Brey Jackson American History, Section 1 Mr. Sacerdote 5/17/2014 The Rise of Progressivism in the Early 20th Century Before the Progressive era, the Gilded Age was the era that came first. During the Gilded Age, it transformed an agrarian society into an urban society that was predominantly industrial corporations. Although the Gilded Age may have appeared to be a time of economic expansion, behind closed doors, it was evident that corruption, scandal, and a terrible leadership tainted the Gilded

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    Progressivism, defined as “a broad philosophy based on the Idea of Progress, which asserts that advancement in science, technology, economic development, and social organization are vital to improve the human condition”, was a huge factor in advancement in this country, especially in the early 1900s. In the article “In Search of Progressivism” by Daniel T. Rodgers, he claims that there was much confusion as to what the progressive movement actually was. His thesis states “For decades the notion

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    many people in the United States believed that an active government could improve the conditions of the society. Progressivism was not a political party, but rather a movement of people who wanted to impose order and justice. According to the website digitalhistory.com, “Progressivism is an umbrella label for a wide range of economic, political, social, and moral reforms.” Progressivism had a significant influence on the Unites States and led to many changes. However, in order to understand the wide

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    The History Behind Progressivism

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    Defined by Princeton University’s WordNet research source, progressivism is (the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society. From an educational standpoint, the term converts to define a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century and has persisted in various forms to the present. (Wikipedia.org) The idea of progressivism was introduced around the late 1890s (early 1900s) during the Progressive Era, in an effort to respond

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    the founder of the Progressive party, once stated, “A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy” (Ranger). “Progressives believed, as their name implies, in the idea of progress” (Brinkley 477). Progressivism developed as a political party when both Democrats and Republicans became frustrated with their own political parties. The Progressive Era was the period in history from 1890 – 1920 centralized around the ideals of reforming social, political,

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    Efficient America: Women, Progressivism, and the New Meaning of Citizenship The end of the 19th Century brought with it what Woodrow Wilson called, “a new sense of union,” a cease-fire in sectional political strife that ended a century-long conflict in the United States, but the effects of the Industrial Revolution were already ushering in a new kind of domestic debate. This one would be couched in much of the same rhetoric of rights and equality and freedom that characterized the previous conflict

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