The Middle Works of John Dewey, Volume 9, 1899-1924: Democracy and Education 1916

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John Dewey's classic work Democracy and Education is presented here in an authoritative edition with an introduction by Sidney Hook. Although Dewey's publishing agreement called for him to write a "Textbook on the Philosophy of Education," he said not long after it appeared that "Democracy and Education, in spite of its title, is the closest attempt I have made to sum up my entire philosophical position."

The Collected Works of John Dewey, 1882-1953, thirty-seven volumes divided into early works, middle works, and later works, plus index, includes all the books and articles published during John Dewey's intellectual career from 1882 to 1952 as well as selected personal correspondence and posthumous publications. This definitive series makes accessible the distinctive thought of America's national philosopher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809328048
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Collected Works of John Dewey Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction   Sidney Hook     ix
Democracy and Education: Preface, 3     1
Education as a Necessity of Life     4
Education as a Social Function     14
Education as Direction     28
Education as Growth     46
Preparation, Unfolding, and Formal Discipline     59
Education as Conservative and Progressive     75
The Democratic Conception in Education     87
Aims in Education     107
Natural Development and Social Efficiency as Aims     118
Interest and Discipline     131
Experience and Thinking     146
Thinking in Education     159
The Nature of Method     171
The Nature of Subject Matter     188
Play and Work in the Curriculum     202
The Significance of Geography and History     215
Science in the Course of Study     227
Educational Values     240
Labor and Leisure     259
Intellectual and Practical Studies     271
Physical and Social Studies: Naturalism and Humanism     286
The Individual and the World     300
Vocational Aspects of Education     316
Philosophy of Education     331
Theories of Knowledge     343
Theories of Morals     356
First Edition Pagination Key     371
Textual Apparatus     375
Index     393
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