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Encyclopedia > Winnetka Plan

The Winnetka Plan was an educational experiment held in the elementary school system of Winnetka, Illinois. Developed by Carleton Washburne and inspired by John Dewey's work in the University of Chicago Laboratory School, the plan attempted to expand educational focus to creative activities and emotional and social development. Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Winnetka is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thought has been greatly influential in the United States and around the world. ... The University of Chicago is a private co-educational university located in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The curriculum divided subjects into "common essentials" and "creative group activities." While "common essentials" required students to demonstrate mastery to advance, the creative activities allowed students to advance at different rates and there were no strict goals or standards of achievement.


The plan was widely imitated and led to shifts in curriculum focus across the United States.


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Winnetka, IL (525 words)
The town was named Winnetka, a Native American word thought to mean “beautiful place.” That year, the Chicago and Milwaukee began servicing Winnetka and other shoreline communities north of the city.
Between 1880 and 1920 Winnetka's population grew ten-fold.
In 1917, the village council appointed a commission to formulate a comprehensive plan for village development.
Timeline (2268 words)
Winnetka is incorporated as a village with a population of 450.
The Winnetka Town Meeting is organized by Reverend Quincy Dowd with assistance from Henry Demarest Lloyd, a village resident and renowned socialist and reformer.
A two-story, red brick Winnetka Public Library is built on the site of the current library in memory of Henry Demarest Lloyd (see 1890) and Jessie Bross Lloyd by their children.
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