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College Doors

My fourteenth entry to Norms Thursday Doors. College Doors. In 1925 in Gouda the Casimir school was founded. The school has a rich history and is based on the Dalton Plan.

The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. It is inspired by the intellectual ferment at the turn of the 20th century. Educational thinkers such as Maria Montessori and John Dewey influenced Parkhurst while she created the Dalton Plan. Their aim was to achieve a balance between a child’s talent and the needs of the community.

The Dalton Plan was introduced in 1914 by Parkhurst at the Children’s University School (now the Dalton School) in New York City, a private school. It was adopted in the state schools of Dalton, Massachusetts, four years later. At her request it was afterwards known as the “Dalton Plan.” The idea behind the plan was to give grammar school pupils the freedom and opportunity to develop initiative and self-reliance. This allowed older children to be introduced to the Dalton Plan.

The most intriguing part is for me the typeface used. If anyone recognise it please tell me. I want to use it in a future cover design.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. I love when you see the old photograph along with the new. Really nice.

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  2. Love this! Is this particular blue door in NYC or in Dalton, MA?

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    1. Geert Smits says:

      Haha, not even close 🙂 It’s in Gouda, Holland! Happy New Year!

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      1. Oh I see now!! I got confused when reading the history! It certainly could be a door from one of those places based on the style 🙂 Happy New Year, Geert!!

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    I love that deep rich blue. Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2016 🙂

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  4. Geert, I enjoyed the photos and the backstory and I love the blue of that door!! Happy 2016 to you and yours.

    janet

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    1. Geert Smits says:

      Thanks Janet! The last post of 2015! So happy 2016 to you and yours!

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      1. And to you and yours as well, Geert.

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