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Dalton System

noun
1.
a method of progressive education whereby students contract to carry through on their own responsibility the year's work as divided up into monthly assignments.
Also called Dalton Plan.
Origin
named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where it was first used in the high schools
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Dalton plan

/ˈdɔːltən/
noun
1.
a system devised to encourage pupils to learn and develop at their own speed, using libraries and other sources to complete long assignments
Word Origin
C20: named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where the plan was used in schools
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