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Democracy and Education (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

Democracy and Education (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by John Dewey
 

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Since its publication in 1916, John Dewey's Democracy and Education has been a classic in the philosophy of education. Democracy and Education's enduring strength lies in Dewey's extraordinary ability to instill the dynamics of a changing nation and world into his Experimentalist philosophy. Not only did the book examine education in a changing world

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Since its publication in 1916, John Dewey's Democracy and Education has been a classic in the philosophy of education. Democracy and Education's enduring strength lies in Dewey's extraordinary ability to instill the dynamics of a changing nation and world into his Experimentalist philosophy. Not only did the book examine education in a changing world, but it analyzed the relationships between society and education.

As America shifted from an agricultural nation to a technological society, Dewey seized on this transformation as a challenging opportunity to bridge and integrate the larger world context with the smaller setting of changing communities, neighborhoods, and schools. Democracy, for Dewey, as a pragmatic way of life was free of the often-proclaimed eternal verities and absolutes that impeded open-ended experimental inquiry. No subject, custom, or value was so sacrosanct that it could not be reconstructed, if necessary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431416
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
824 KB

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John Dewey (l859-l952) remains one of America's most influential philosophers and educators. The ninety-three years of Dewey's life spanned a series of momentous events that shaped modern thought. Consistently a liberal, he was an active participant and commentator on the major events that took place during his lifetime, including the progressive movement, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the war against Fascism and Nazism.

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