R. Freeman Butts Collection
R. Freeman Butts is the William E. Russell Professor Emeritus in the Foundations of Education at Teachers College Columbia University. He served as Head of Department of Social and Philosophical Foundations from 1948 to 1958. He also worked on the Citizenship Education Project (C.E.P.) at Teachers College, 1946-1960.
Dr. Butts oversaw the Afghan Project as Teachers College's director of International Studies from 1955 to 1975. He and his staff acted as consultants to Afghan educators who worked on expanding the number of schools throughout the country and increasing the number of trained educators.
He did his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, earning his A.B. in 1931, his A.M. in 1932, and his Ph.D. in 1935.
R. Freeman Butts Faculty File
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