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Today in History: Happy Birthday, John Dewey! 

Entering Zankel (formerly Main Hall) of Teachers College, we are greeted by the famous quote, "I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform." (from My Pedagogic Creed). And soon to our left, as we take a few steps up, we note Jacob Epstein's bust of John Dewey, presented to him by his …

Posted 23 months ago by

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What Does Progress Mean to You? 

Who can argue with Progress? Everyone, it seemed, at a spirited Socratic Conversation on that subject among a dozen diverse TC students on December 6th. Several of the conversants remarked that their quality of everyday life had declined over the past few years -- attributing war, economy, rising tuition, job scarcity, and recurrence of natural disaster. …

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Three Historical Philosophies of Education 

Title: Three Historical Philosophies of Education: Aristotle, Kant, Dewey Author: Frankena, William K. Publisher: Scott, Foresman; 1st edition, 1965 About the Author: Frankena was an American philosopher who wrote extensively in moral philosophy. He is widely known for his landmark essay "The Naturalistic Fallacy", which gives a critical analysis of G. E. Moore's argument that …

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Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget & Vygotsky 

Title: Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget & Vygotsky Author: Carol Garhart Mooney Publisher: Redleaf Press Call no: LB1139.23 .M64 2000 From the publisher: An intensive look at the ideas of five groundbreaking educational theorists: John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Perfect for undergraduate programs, community college courses, training workshops, or …

Posted 99 months ago by

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Communicative Participatory Democracy 

Title: Communicative participatory democracy : a model of liberal democracy in John Dewey and Jürgen Habermas Author: Balthasar Kehi Imprint: 1993 Review (from you): An Excellent Argument for Participatory Democracy and an excellent explanation of Habermas!

Posted 103 months ago by

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Make John Dewey your Facebook friend… 

Two days ago, a friend of mine posted on her wall that she and John Dewey were now facebook friends... Ohhhhkaaaayy. I called her to check if she was doing well and if the stress and cold of the season had actually gotten to her...but she was quite sane and said, "no really, see for …

Posted 104 months ago by

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Deweyan Inquiry 

Title: Deweyan Inquiry: From Education Theory to Practice Author: James Scott Johnston Publisher: Albany, NY : SUNY Press, c2009. Check It Out:  LB875.D5 J64 2009 From the Publisher: Deweyan Inquiry brings John Dewey’s theory of inquiry together with educational theory and practice. James Scott Johnston uses Dewey’s late masterpiece Logic: The Theory of Inquiry …

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