Peabody College Collective of Curriculum Professors

Since its founding in 1914, George Peabody College of Education has been a principal center of graduate study in education in the South, affecting curriculum studies through the work of Hollis Caswell, Harold D. Drummond, and William Van Til, along with their graduate students who have had wide influence in curriculum history and the development of the middle school curriculum.

Peabody College of Education, a private educational institution, emerged out of the division of the University of Nashville and was relocated adjacent to Vanderbilt University in 1911. Although Peabody was a segregated school emphasizing education of teachers and school administrators for White students, a limited program of desegregation (carefully selected principals of Black schools from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia) was initiated in ...

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