“Venturing in Education”: Four Laboratory School Teachers

  • Anne Durst


In 1936, Katherine Camp Mayhew and Anna Camp Edwards published The Dewey School, the study of the Laboratory School that was the result of their long association with John Dewey, his family, and his pedagogical ideas and projects. The sisters worked closely with Dewey and his daughter Evelyn Dewey Smith to complete the book, the kernel of which had started with his wife, Alice Chipman Dewey. They solicited remembrances from fellow teachers and from former students and their parents and included these remarks alongside selections from the teachers’ weekly reports and articles that were written during the school’s Dewey years. The book, then, reflects the collaborative nature of the school and its community and attempts to convey what Anna Camp Edwards called the school’s “adventurous atmosphere.”1


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