Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of education Kindle Edition

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John Dewey(1859 1952) was anAmerican philosopher, psychologistandeducational reformerwhose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey was an important early developer of the philosophy ofpragmatismand one of the founders offunctional psychology. He was a major representative ofprogressive educationandliberalism.In 1894 Dewey joined the newly foundedUniversity of Chicago(1894 1904) where he developed his belief in an empirically based theory of knowledge, becoming associated with the newly emerging Pragmatic philosophy. His time at the University of Chicago resulted in four essays collectively entitledThought and its Subject-Matter, which was published with collected works from his colleagues at Chicago under the collective titleStudies in Logical Theory(1903). During that time Dewey also initiated theUniversity of Chicago Laboratory Schools, where he was able to actualize the pedagogical beliefs that provided material for his first major work on education, The School and Social Progress(1899).In 1899, Dewey was elected president of theAmerican Psychological Association. From 1904 until his retirement in 1930 he was professor of philosophy at both Columbia Universityand Columbia University'sTeachers College.In 1905 he became president of theAmerican Philosophical Association. He was a longtime member of theAmerican Federation of Teachers.

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  • Publication Date: May 12, 2012
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This is the most important book on education written in the twentieth century. Indeed, it is as important as Plato's Republic and Rousseau's Emile. I first read this in 1963, and my paperback copy has disintegrated from constant wear. I just downloaded this kindle and read the book from start to finish for the first time in a half century. I was completely blown away.

The centennial of the publication of this book will be celebrated in 2016, and i will be in charge of the centennial event. So I felt i had to know the book inside out. In reading it from cover to cover I found it to be incredibly well-organized and tightly argued. Anyone with a serious interest in American schools should get this one under their belt.
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The book is fine. Just don't buy this edition.

The text is in the public domain. This publisher just dumped the text into a self-pub template and printed it. Clearly no editing was done. In-text references to page numbers are inaccurate. References aren't in superscript and footnotes simply appear at the end of the chapter in the body of the text. What I can only assume are OCR errors are rampant. The headings on each page merely repeat the title of the book, not the title of the chapter (as is customary in academic texts). Simon & Brown claims a copyright on "this edition" but makes no mention of when the original edition was published, which is essential information for anyone using the text in an academic setting.

I would discourage anyone from ever purchasing any text published by Simon & Brown.
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I used this book as a reference when writing my thesis for my MEd. The early educational theorists are an important addition to the basics of education in the USA. It is a good book for an education major to include in their reading list.
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Tp me John Dewey is an educational hero. He saw years and years before our time what we are beginning to realize about education now. I look at education now as a factory type assembly line. Open head - input knowledge- close head - spit out knowledge - go on to the next grade. The information age makes it essential for us to teach our students how to think. Yes some pieces of information are expected as commmon knowledge, but couldn't we widen our vision and teach to the child instead of to the book?
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Great seminal work, but even better when you read with more contemporary educational theorists such as Paolo Frieire, bell hooks, and Cornel West.
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A significant work in educational philosophy. Inspiring and fascinating to read
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A classic and a must read for anyone interested in education.
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I just downloaded the free kindle edition of John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" (deciding to purchase the actual book later if I want a hard copy) - and I was very surprised to see the active table of contents and care that seems to have been put into this free ebook. There are even page numbers, 387 to be exact. Thanks so much to the transcriber, who includes an inspiring dedication at the beginning of this ebook. You efforts are much appreciated.
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