Democracy and Education / Edition 1

Democracy and Education / Edition 1

by John Dewey
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Democracy and Education / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421906133
Publisher: Ingram Book Company
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

1Education as a Necessity of Life1
2Education as a Social Function10
3Education as Direction23
4Education as Growth41
5Preparation, Unfolding, and Formal Discipline54
6Education as Conservative and Progressive69
7The Democratic Conception in Education81
8Aims in Education100
9Natural Development and Social Efficiency as Aims111
10Interest and Discipline124
11Experience and Thinking139
12Thinking in Education152
13The Nature of Method164
14The Nature of Subject Matter180
15Play and Work in the Curriculum194
16The Significance of Geography and History207
17Science in the Course of Study219
18Educational Values231
19Labor and Leisure250
20Intellectual and Practical Studies262
21Physical and Social Studies: Naturalism and Humanism277
22The Individual and the World291
23Vocational Aspects of Education306
24Philosophy of Education321
25Theories of Knowledge333
26Theories of Morals346

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Democracy and Education (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago