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Miel, Alici

Alice Miel (19061998) served as an educational leader during the 1940s to the 1970s and symbolized the classroom teacher-university scholar who brought the spirit and practices of progressive education to higher education. Her scholarship in the field of curriculum revolved around her dissertation, later published as Changing the Curriculum, and brought the basic themes of democracy and cooperationreformulated and described as a social processto all activities of education and schooling. Miel accepted important leadership roles at Teachers College and in ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and later helped to form the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction. Her career represents a particular type of curriculum academic who sought to maintain the principles of progressive education during the 1950s and 1960s, a period that ...

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