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Now Online: Prospect Archive of Children's Work

Published: January 20, 2011 by Robin M. Katz

Prospect Archive of Children's Work

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Prospect Archive of Children's Work. This unique collection offers a longitudinal look at the art and writing of nine children, as well as teacher records and information on the unique Prospect School and Center.

About Prospect

The Prospect School (1965-1991), deeply influenced by the philosophy of John Dewey, and in particular his commitment to the agency for the learner and his conviction that the desire for learning is inherent in every person, enrolled children from all walks of life, from age 4 through 14, with tuition waived or adjusted according to need.

The Prospect Center (1979-2010), under the leadership of co-founder Patricia Carini, developed a disciplined, collaborative method for understanding children as thinkers and learners called the descriptive review of the child. The descriptive review is a mode of inquiry that draws on the rich, detailed knowledge teachers and parents have of children and on their ability to describe those children in full and balanced ways, so that they become visible as complex persons with particular strengths, interests, and capacities.

Free Cake and Cider!

Published: January 10, 2011 by Robin M. Katz

McAllister Photographs Digitization Completed

It's taken three years, but we have finally digitized over 9,000 photographs by Louis L. Mcallister!
Come celebration the culmination of this huge collection.

McAllister Photographs Reception
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Bailey/Howe Library
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Meet the folks who worked hard on this collection, view some of the images, and enjoy free cake and cider!
The cake will even feature one of the photographs from the collection.