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William S. GRAY

American William S. GRAY

born William Scott GRAY

American educator and literacy advocate

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on June 05, 1885 in Coatsburg, Illinois, USA
Died: on September 08, 1960 in Illinois, USA


Gray was born in the town of Coatsburg, Illinois on June 5, 1885. He graduated from high school in 1904 and began teaching in a one-room school house in Adams County, Illinois. After four years of teaching and being a principal he went to Illinois State Normal University for a two-year teacher training course. His studies were influenced by the North American Herbartian movement that emphasized starting with what the child knows and proceeding with an inductive instructional approach.

Gray proceeded to advance his education at the University of Chicago where he earned a baccalaureate in 1913.

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