Democracy and Education

ISBN-10: 0684836319

ISBN-13: 9780684836317

Edition: 1997

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 2/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
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.

Education as a Necessity of Life
Education as a Social Function
Education as Direction
Education as Growth
Preparation, Unfolding, and Formal Discipline
Education as Conservative and Progressive
The Democratic Conception in Education
Aims in Education
Natural Development and Social Efficiency as Aims
Interest and Discipline
Experience and Thinking
Thinking in Education
The Nature of Method
The Nature of Subject Matter
Play and Work in the Curriculum
The Significance of Geography and History
Science in the Course of Study
Educational Values
Labor and Leisure
Intellectual and Practical Studies
Physical and Social Studies: Naturalism and Humanism
The Individual and the World
Vocational Aspects of Education
Philosophy of Education
Theories of Knowledge
Theories of Morals
Index
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