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Published: October 3, 2011

Quincy movement

A pedocentric educational trend that started in Quincy, Illinois, public schools in 1875 and was a forerunner of progressive education. Started by superintendent of schools FRANCIS W. PARKER, the Quincy movement added the kindergarten to primary education and introduced progressive education methods developed in Europe by FRIEDRICH FROEBEL, JOHN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI and others. Parker himself carried his Quincy educational innovations to Boston and, later, to Chicago, where he established a teacher training school that sent his students to schools across the United States.