Dalton System

Dalton System

noun
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 or Dalton system (ˈdɔːltən)
 
n
a system devised to encourage pupils to learn and develop at their own speed, using libraries and other sources to complete long assignments
 
[C20: named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where the plan was used in schools]
 
Dalton system or Dalton system
 
n
 
[C20: named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where the plan was used in schools]

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