Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
This is a study of a group of seventeen three year olds at the Bank Street School for Children, 69 Bank Street, New York City in which I was a student teacher for five months. My purpose is to, first, state some philosophical positions of my own concerning preschoolers and preschool education. On these bases I proceed to an investigation of the school as an institution, a discussion of the parents, the children, and the curriculum for the group. I attempt to analyze the suitability of the curriculum to the needs of the children, and to evaluate the expectations of the parents. In a summary section I discuss whether the positive values of the experience are worth the high price children pay, in terms of loneliness and uncertainty.
Owen, L. (1958). The Bank Street Threes and Their World. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/1