Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform

Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform

by Lee Benson, John L. Puckett, Ira Harkavy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592135919

ISBN-13: 9781592135912

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Temple University Press

Dewey's Dream opens with a reappraisal of Dewey's philosophy and an argument for its continued relevance today. The authors-all well-known in education circles-use illustrations from over 20 years of experience working with public schools in the University of Pennsylvania's local ecological community of West Philadelphia, to demonstrate how their ideas can be put into…  See more details below

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Dewey's Dream opens with a reappraisal of Dewey's philosophy and an argument for its continued relevance today. The authors-all well-known in education circles-use illustrations from over 20 years of experience working with public schools in the University of Pennsylvania's local ecological community of West Philadelphia, to demonstrate how their ideas can be put into action. By emphasizing problem-solving as the foundation of education, their work has awakened university students to their social responsibilities. And while the project is still young, it demonstrates that Dewey's "Utopian ends" of creating optimally participatory democratic societies can lead to practical, constructive school, higher education and community change, development, and improvement.

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ISBN-13:
9781592135912
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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