John Dewey's Import on Education Reform


John Dewey's Import on Education Reform

Hopeful discussions about civil society, public schools, and democratic citizenship.

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Discussions based on Dewey's own writings and on those about him and his dream.

Laura Gibbs has kindly provided a tag for available online texts of Dewey's works and for secondary sources of information about him.

Skip Zilla suggests that this group rely (at least at its formation) on six secondary titles to guide its discussions:
1) Benson, Lee, Harkavy, Ira, and Puckett, John. (2007). Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
2) Welchman, Jennifer. (1995). Dewey's Ethical Thought. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
3) Tanner, Laurel N. (1997). Dewey's Laboratory School: Lessons for Today. New York: Teachers College Press.
4) Shook, John R. (2000). Dewey's Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
5) Westerbrook, Robert B. (1993). John Dewey and American Democracy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
6) Campbell, James. (1995). Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence. Peru, IL: Open Court Publishing Company.

Discussion Forum

Dewey Resources Online

Started by Laura Gibbs. Last reply by Ian Carmichael Jan 6, 2008. 8 Replies

Dewey's Dream

Started by Skip Zilla. Last reply by Derek Brandow Jan 2, 2008. 6 Replies

A decade of work in Chicago makes Dewey famous

Started by Skip Zilla. Last reply by Ed Jones Dec 7, 2007. 17 Replies

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Comment by Pozycjonowanie Poznan on April 1, 2009 at 7:50am
Skip, you're right. Last discussion on the forum was on January '08. Too many abandoned classrooms lately? I think so.

Pozycjonowanie Poznań
Comment by Liz Dorland on March 21, 2009 at 12:36pm
I see no one has been here for awhile. I hope that email notices will ping some of you. :-)

Have you seen the brilliant video of Dewey on Progressive Education in the 1940s?

P.S. Will anyone be at AERA in San Diego? Want to have a meet-up?

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