Democracy And Education

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John Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the ...
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Overview

John Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important scholars of the century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781142604752
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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John Dewey (1859-1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been very influential to education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology. He was a major representative of the progressive and progressive populist philosophies of schooling during the first half of the 20th century in the USA. Although Dewey is known best for his publications concerning education, he also wrote about many other topics, including experience and nature, art and experience, logic and inquiry, democracy, and ethics. In his advocacy of democracy, Dewey considered two fundamental elements--schools and civil society--as being major topics needing attention and reconstruction to encourage experimental intelligence and plurality. Dewey asserted that complete democracy was to be obtained not just by extending voting rights but also by ensuring that there exists a fully-formed public opinion, accomplished by effective communication among citizens, experts, and politicians, with the latter being accountable for the policies they adopt.
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Table of Contents

1 Education as a Necessity of Life 1
2 Education as a Social Function 10
3 Education as Direction 23
4 Education as Growth 41
5 Preparation, Unfolding, and Formal Discipline 54
6 Education as Conservative and Progressive 69
7 The Democratic Conception in Education 81
8 Aims in Education 100
9 Natural Development and Social Efficiency as Aims 111
10 Interest and Discipline 124
11 Experience and Thinking 139
12 Thinking in Education 152
13 The Nature of Method 164
14 The Nature of Subject Matter 180
15 Play and Work in the Curriculum 194
16 The Significance of Geography and History 207
17 Science in the Course of Study 219
18 Educational Values 231
19 Labor and Leisure 250
20 Intellectual and Practical Studies 262
21 Physical and Social Studies: Naturalism and Humanism 277
22 The Individual and the World 291
23 Vocational Aspects of Education 306
24 Philosophy of Education 321
25 Theories of Knowledge 333
26 Theories of Morals 346
Index 361
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2009

    Democracy and Education

    I was pleased with the purchase of this book. I used it for a research paper and it had all the information that I needed for the paper. Although not an abridged version, it lacks more information in terms of the table of contents and the ability to look for topics in an index, which sometimes proves helpful, especially in research endeavors. The book is all Dewey, however, and it is a very good read for people truly interested in educational philosophy. It is a very good deal pricewise.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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