Educational Reform: A Deweyan Perspective

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This book illuminates contemporary educational reform discussions regarding teacher education programs and pre-K-12 schools by providing a clear analysis and application of John Dewey's relevant educational writing and ideas. The volume addresses issues of how future teachers should be liberally educated as well as prepared to be professional educators. Among the topics discussed in detail are:

*teacher training and preparation

*the teacher's responsibilties

*charter schools

*a common curriculum

*professional development schools

*new curricula

*school administration

*cooperative learning

*collaborative endeavors

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This study illuminates contemporary educational reform discussions regarding teacher education programs and pre-K-12 schools by presenting an analysis and application of John Dewey's relevant educational writings and ideas. It provides a theoretical and philosophical framework for exploring and implementing education reform, and relates current concerns and efforts in school policy to the historical continuum of US education. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815320890
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Critical Education Practice Series , #10
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: School Reform in Dewey's America
Ch. 1 Thinking about Educational Reform 3
Ch. 2 The Social Aims of Education 43
Ch. 3 The School and Social Reform 79
Ch. 4 The Roles and Responsibilities of the Teacher 117
Ch. 5 The General Education of Teachers 153
Ch. 6 The Professional Education of Teachers 187
Ch. 7 Schools in Transition 229
Ch. 8 Schools of the Future 259
Ch. 9 The Spirit of Deweyan Reform 315
Selected Bibliography 329
Index 339
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