The ‘Educationalisation‘ of the Language of Progressivism Exploring the Nature of a True Alternative

  • Nancy VansieleghemEmail author
  • Bruno Vanobbergen
Part of the Educational Research book series (EDRE, volume 3)

In Flanders, at the beginning of the 1990s, some schools tried to curb the declining number of pupils by transforming themselves into progressive schools. Other socalled progressive schools appeared to be frontrunners when it came to taking in a mixed ethnic cohort. Nowadays, both groups of progressive schools receive a lot of attention due to the fact that they reflect alternative ways in which the school can meet the children’s needs for learning. In short, progressive schools appear to be of great interest to both the producers and the consumers of education.


Free Text Individual Learning Progressive Education Contract Work Educational Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ghent UniversityBelgium
  2. 2.Ghent UniversityBelgium

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