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Child and the Curriculum Including, the School and Society

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ISBN-10: 1605201057

ISBN-13: 9781605201054

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Dewey

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Abandon the notion of subject-matter as something fixed and ready-made in itself, outside the child s experience; cease thinking of the child s experience as also something hard and fast; see it as something fluent, embryonic, vital; and we realize that the child and the curriculum are simply two limits which define a single process. from The Child and the Curriculum In this single volume, readers will find two of John Dewey s insightful essays on education in America. He considered proper education to be fundamental to a functioning democracy. The problem, according to Dewey in The School and Society, with the old education model was that elementary schools did not encourage exploration…    
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Book details

List price: $8.75
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
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…