Meier, Deborah

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Birth 1931-04-06
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Education reformer (Deborah Meier (1931-) is frequently credited with founding the modern small scholls movement in the United STates. After attending Antioch College and the University of Chicago, Meier began her career in education in 1963 as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago. In 1966 she returned to New York City, where she taught at PS 144 and was involved in open-corridor class experiments. In 1974, Meier founded an alternative elementary school in East Harlem called Central Park East. In 1985 the school expanded to include a secondary school. Deborah Meier's work at Central Park East brought her recognition in the form of a MacArthur Fellowship, which she received in 1987. Meier also served as co-director of the Coalition Campus Schools Project in New York and she was a part of the New York Networks for School Renewal. In 1997, Meier left New York to found Mission Hill, a pilot elementary school in Boston.

From the description of Papers, 1927-2010. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 607568389

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Subjects:

  • Small schools
  • School management and organization
  • Educational innovations
  • Democracy
  • Educators
  • Teaching
  • Education--Aims and objectives

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