Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform - Civil Society, Public Schools, and Democratic Citizenship

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Lee Benson is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

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Ira Harkavy is Associate Vice President and Director of the Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

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Overview


About the Author:
Lee Benson is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author:
Ira Harkavy is Associate Vice President and Director of the Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author:
John Puckett is Associate Professor in the Policy, Management, and Evaluation Division of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education\

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592135929
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 596,244
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Lee Benson is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania. Ira Harkavy is Associate Vice President and Director of the Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania. John Puckett is Associate Professor in the Policy, Management, and Evaluation Division of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. He is the co-author of Leonard Covello and the Making of Benjamin Franklin High School: Education as if Citizenship Mattered (Temple).\
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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction: Dewey's Lifelong Crusade for Participatory Democracy     xi
Part I
Michigan Beginnings, 1884-1894     3
Dewey's First Attempt to Combine Theory and Practice     7
Dewey at the University of Chicago, 1894-1904     13
President Harper and Chicago's Department of Pedagogy     14
Plato's The Republic and Dewey's Philosophy of Education     20
Participatory Democratic Societies and Participatory Democratic Schooling Systems     22
Dewey's Laboratory School     24
Wilhelm Wundt's Psychological Laboratory and Deyew's Scientistic Laboratory School     29
Jane Addams, Hull House, and Dewey's Prophetic Essay "The School as Social Centre"     33
The Schooling System as the Strategic Subsystem of Modern Societies     40
Dewey Leaves the University of Chicago for Columbia University     45
Dewey Abandons Any Attempt to Integrate Schooling Theory and Schooling Practice     46
Dewey vs. Lippmann: Participatory Democracy and Face-to-Face Neighborly Communities     51
Democratic Theory and the Construction of Democratic, Cosmopolitan, Neighborly Communities     54
Elsie Clapp's Contributions to Community Schools     63
Maurice Seay and Community Schools     69
The Rise andDecline of the Community School Movement after 1945     71
Part II
Penn and the Third Revolution in American Higher Education     77
Increasing Penn's Engagement with Local Public Schools as a Practical Example of Democratic Devolution Revolution     81
An Innovative Strategy to Achieve a Democratic Devolution Revolution     83
Penn and West Philadelphia Public Schools: Learning by Reflective Doing     86
The Center for Community Partnerships     93
Changing Penn's Undergraduate Curriculum To Help Change West Philadelphia's Public Schools     96
Community Healthcare as a Complex Strategic Problem to "Do Good" and Help Bring about "One University"     99
Democratic Partnerships and Communal Participatory Action Research     104
President Judith Rodin's Inspiring Vision of Penn and West Philadelphia as Constituting a "Beloved Community"     107
President Amy Gutmann Proclaims a "Penn Compact" to "Serve Humanity and Society"     108
The University Civic Responsibility Idea Becomes an International Movement     111
An International Academic Consortium for the Advancement of Democracy     114
John Dewey, the Coalition for Community Schools, and Developing a Participatory Democratic American Society     121
Acknowledgments     127
Authorship     129
Notes      131
Index     143
About the Authors     151\
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