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.
Origin of Dalton System
named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where it was first used in the high schools
Also called Dalton Plan.
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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 for Dalton plan
C20: named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where the plan was used in schools
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