Robert Bruce Raup Collection
As a graduate student at Teachers College, Robert Bruce Raup (1888–1976) was a student of John Dewey. Raup earned his Ph.D. from Teachers College in 1926 and remained until his retirement in 1953 as Professor Emeritus, Philosophy of Education.
A prolific writer, Raup is credited with fostering the conception of practical judgment appropriate for a democratic society and its schools. His views received widespread attention in the 1930s when he criticized the entire public education system in the United States as being inadequate and futile.
Raup was one of the organizers of several foundation courses in the Teachers College curriculum: “Education in American Culture,” “Education as Personal Development, and “Character and Moral Judgment in Education.”
In addition to his career at Teachers College, Raup lectured at the universities of California, Michigan, Illinois, and Puerto Rico, and at Indiana and Southern Illinois universities. In 1957, Columbia awarded him the Nicholas Murray Butler Medal in Silver for his contributions to educational theory. In 1975, he received the William Heard Kilpatrick Medal from Teachers College.
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