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Yeager, Elizabeth Anne. “Democracy, Social Studies, and Diversity in the Elementary School Classroom: The Progressive Ideas of Alice Miel.” Theory and Research in Social Education 26(2) (1998): 198-225.


Examines the contributions of Alice Miel to the practice and theory of children's democratic social learning. Miel advocated the development of democratic behavior as the ultimate goal of schooling. Views her work as historical antecedent to current research on diversity in the social studies and the elementary classroom.