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Prospect Archive of Children's Work

About Prospect

The Prospect Center for Education and Research, located in North Bennington, VT, started in 1965 as a school for elementary, and later, middle school children. Out of its own efforts to learn more about children and how best to provide for and encourage their learning, the Prospect School grew to encompass a variety of teacher education programs, research projects, and an archive of children’s work and transformed itself into the Prospect Center in 1979. The School closed in 1991. The Center continued some of its adult education and research activities, and undertook an ambitious publication program, until its closing in 2010.

More about the Prospect School, its philosophy, and classrooms can be found in the Introduction to the Reference Edition . Other sources of information can be found through the Resources link.