in Wisconsin History
Progressive Era educators design the ideal school, 1907
The School Beautiful
The introduction to this little books explains that it "has been prepared and sent out for the purpose of calling the attention of teachers, school officers and the general public to the need of our schools in respect to decoration and sanitation. In a word, we believe the schools should be both beautiful and sanitary. At present it is little exaggeration to say they are neither." The authors go on to describe how a school's architecture, furnishings. decoration, landscaping, and maintenance should be arranged in order to develop the aesthetic as well as intellectual side of children.
The Progressive Era|
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
|Pub Data:||Madison, Wis.: State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1907; from a copy in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, call number WI ED. 6/2:A 71/1907|
|Citation:||Barnett, Maud. The School Beautiful (Madison, Wis.: State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1907) Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1720; Visited on: 10/25/2016|