What Is A Laboratory School?

David Hopkins and John Baumber, describe how laboratory schools put the focus on children, and their role in decision-making over their own education

It was in 1896, that John Dewey established an experimental school at the University of Chicago in order to implement and challenge his emerging concept of experiential education. Since then, the concept of the laboratory school that is operated in association with a university, college, or other teacher education institution has achieved a global presence. The key functions of a Laboratory School are:

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