Bronson Alcott, Teacher

Bronson Alcott, Teacher

Bronson Alcott, Teacher

Bronson Alcott, Teacher

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As its contribution to the celebration of the centennial of the Common School Revival Kappa Delta Pi, an Honor Society in Education, offered its Third Research Award of one thousand dollars to the author of the best study on a significant phase of the history of American education. A committee from the Society's Laureate Chapter, composed of distinguished contributors to history of education, was requested to select the study adjudged best among the many submitted in competition for the award. The members of this committee were: Dr. Ellwood P. Cubberley, Dean Emeritus of the School of Education, Leland Stanford University; Dr. I. L. Kandel, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; and Dr. Paul Monroe, Professor Emeritus of Education of Teachers College, Columbia University and President of the World Federation of Education Associations. This committee recommended that Bronson Alcott, Teacher by Dr. Dorothy McCuskey receive the award. The amount of the award was handed to Miss McCuskey at the annual dinner of Kappa Delta Pi in St. Louis on the evening of February 27, 1940. The study is based upon the author's doctoral thesis written under the direction of Professor John S. Brubacher of the School of Education, Yale University.

Although selected for its intrinsic value it is a happy coincidence that the study has as its subject the life and work of a great teacher. Popularly, Bronson Alcott has long been known as the father of the "little women." In this particular his fame has been secondary to that of his famous daughter, Louisa. More recently, Bronson Alcott has become better known as a unique representative of an age and area from . . .

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