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Senior University: Work-Study-Play

Work-Study-Play: The History of the Gary Schools and William A. Wirt’s Platoon School Plan In the early 20th century, the City of Gary’s school system gained national and international fame as an innovative, progressive method of educating large numbers of students in an efficient and effective manner. Devised by Gary Schools Superintendent William A. Wirt, the Word-Study-Play system became known as a model for urban education in an industrial landscape. Professor Emeritus of History Ronald Cohen, author of Children of the Mill, will describe and analyze Wirt’s vision and its manifestation in Gary. 10 a.m. - noon, Tuesday, Aug. 13 Registration is required. To register, contact the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at 219-980-6907 or curesu@iun.edu. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tuesday August 13, 2019 10:00 AM
Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:00 PM
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