FLOR500, Garden 414 Fanneal Harrison, Educator (1868–1952) After having done much relief work in World War I, Fanneal Harrison and Catherine Gavin founded a progressive school in Sarasota, which followed Dr. Ovide Decroly’s principles of education. Instead of teacher-imposed discipline, curiosity, freedom, and self-discipline would motivate learning. The Out-of-Door School opened in 1924 on Siesta Key, and is considered one of the finest schools in the country.
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Fanneal Harrison, Educator

(1868–1952)

After having done much relief work in World War I, Fanneal Harrison and Catherine Gavin founded a progressive school in Sarasota, which followed Dr. Ovide Decroly’s principles of education. Instead of teacher-imposed discipline, curiosity, freedom, and self-discipline would motivate learning. The Out-of-Door School opened in 1924 on Siesta Key, and is considered one of the finest schools in the country.








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