Bagley, William Chandler, 1874-1946, American educator and editor, b. Detroit, grad. Michigan State College (now Michigan State Univ.), 1895, M.S. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1898, Ph.D. Cornell, 1900. He taught in elementary schools before becoming (1908) professor of education at the Univ. of Illinois. He was professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia, from 1917 to 1940. An opponent of pragmatism and progressive education, Bagley insisted on the value of knowledge for its own sake, not merely as an instrument, and he criticized his colleagues for their failure to emphasize systematic study of academic subjects. Of his many works, Education and Emergent Man (1934) contains the clearest exposition of his educational philosophy. His other writings include The Educative Process (1905), Educational Values (1911), and Determinism in Education (1925). Bagley was editor in chief of the Journal of the National Education Association (1920-25) and School and Society (1939-46), which he founded in 1915.

See biographies by F. B. Stratemeyer (1939) and I. L. Kandel (1961).

Bagley is a city in Guthrie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 354 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Bagley is located at (41.846675, -94.428814).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 354 people, 144 households, and 96 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,158.2 people per square mile (440.9/km²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 513.6/sq mi (195.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.89% White, 0.28% African American, 2.26% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.93% of the population.

There were 144 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,219, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $16,429 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,754. About 9.7% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

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