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Dalton System

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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.
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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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Dalton plan

Dalton system

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
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Word Origin

C20: named after Dalton, Massachusetts, where the plan was used in schools
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