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John Dewey & Decline Of American Education: How Patron Saint Of Schools Has Corrupted Teaching & Learning Hardcover – January 6, 2006
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Surveying the academic scene in 1964, historian Richard Hofstadter said: “‘The effect of Dewey’s philosophy on the design of curricular systems was devastating’” (p. 37). Rather than studying the traditional “liberal arts,” the schools now seek to “liberate” students from the shackles of the past, encouraging “creativity” and engendering “self-esteem.Read more ›
This book is not as in-depth as one might like, but the author points out in the preface that oceans of ink have already been spilled over Dewey and his theories. This book seeks to cut through those oceans and offer a brief and devastating critique of the reckless experimenter named Dewey. Dewey serves as type of person who thinks he knows better than parents how to raise and educate children, and who flippantly would use children as pawns in an end-game of social engineering. Sort of sounds like Marxism doesn't it?
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Brilliant! An important read for anyone in the education vocation but perhaps more than that; an essential read for anyone who is raising children in the the USA today. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael C. Sevcik
John Dewey was a socialist--and removed the classical education which was prominent in America schools--Dewey removed the ideas (Biblical) in the McGuffey Reader and the Classics... Read morePublished on July 31, 2012 by SusieQ
Edmondson clearly hasn't read Dewey or taken the time to understand the history of American education. Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Aaron
John Dewey is without a doubt America's most profound philosopher to date. I have many of his books and I incorporate his theories on philosophy of education and art into my own... Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by mrnolanburris