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Not until the age of John Dewey and the progressives was this inculcation of civic and personal virtue questioned; Dewey mocked the rigid pieties of McGuffey's Reader and called for a pedagogy that would liberate the child's own questioning nature, that would replace inculcation itself with a more "child-centered" form of learning.
Waldron cites Westling as writing of Becky dying "old, blind, raving and reciting passages from McGuffey's Reader
20) Originals naturally vary in price and condition, but the entire revised 1879 collection may be downloaded or read free of charge from numerous online sources, including the contemporary Internet sites Project Gutenberg, McGuffey's Readers World, or The McGuffey Readers.
While McGuffey's Readers are no longer used in public schools, fundamentalist Christians who home school their children have rediscovered them.
McGuffey's Readers and Fundamentalist Homeschooling
Educational and Fundamentalist Discrepancies within McGuffey's Readers
They'll learn to read from McGuffey's Readers
and all that.
The King James Bible was abandoned as a classroom resource, but values were implicit in all of the texts, most particularly McGuffey's Readers
A school corner holds a tiny, old-fashioned desk, a spelling board with movable letters, McGuffey's readers
Even when we had McGuffey's readers
and the Dick and Jane series, there were endless variations in educational programs.
A hundred years ago, boys and girls at Timber School in Newbury Park sat on hard wooden benches, chalked their arithmetic problems on hand-held slates, and learned spelling and vocabulary from worn McGuffey's Readers