School and Society and the Child and the Curriculum

ISBN-10: 0226143961
ISBN-13: 9780226143965
Edition: 1990 (Revised)
Authors: John Dewey
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/18/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

John Dewey was born in 1859 in Burlington, Vermont. He founded the Laboratory School at the University of Chicago in 1896 to apply his original theories of learning based on pragmatism and "directed living." This combination of learning with concrete activities and practical experience helped earn him the title, "father of progressive education." After leaving Chicago he went to Columbia University as a professor of philosophy from 1904 to 1930, bringing his educational philosophy to the Teachers College there. Dewey was known and consulted internationally for his opinions on a wide variety of social, educational and political issues. His many books on these topics began with Psychology (1887), and include The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), and Freedom and Culture (1939).Dewey died of pneumonia in 1952.

List of Illustrations New
Introduction
and a Note on the Publishing History of the Text and on This Edition
The School and Society
The School and Social Progress
The School and the Life of the Child
Waste in Education
The Psychology of Elementary Education
Froebel's Educational Principles
The Psychology of Occupations
The Development of Attention
The Aim of History in Elementary Education
Postscript: Three Years of the University Elementary School
The Child and the Curriculum

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