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John Dewey: Democracy and Education


In this landmark work on public education, Dewey discusses methods of providing quality public education in a democratic society. First published close to 90 years ago, it sounded the call for a revolution in education, stressing growth, experience, and activity as factors that promote a democratic character in students.
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Democracy and Education
This year marks the centenary publication of John Dewey’s magnum opus, Democracy and Education. Despite its profound importance as a foundational text in education, it is notoriously difficult and—dare we say it—a little dry. In this charming and often funny companion, noted philosopher of education D. C. Phillips goes chapter by chapter to bring Dewey to a twenty-first-century audience. Drawing on over fifty years of thinking about this book—and on his own experiences as an educator—he lends it renewed clarity and a personal touch that proves its lasting importance.
           
Phillips bridges several critical pitfalls of Democracy and Education that often prevent contemporary readers from fully understanding it. Where Dewey sorely needs a detailed example to illustrate a point—and the times are many—Phillips steps in, presenting cases from his own classroom experiences. Where Dewey casually refers to the works of people like Hegel, Herbart, and Locke—common knowledge, apparently, in 1916—Phillips fills in the necessary background. And where Dewey gets convoluted or is even flat-out wrong, Phillips does what few other scholars would do: he takes Dewey to task. The result is a lively accompaniment that helps us celebrate and be enriched by some of the most important ideas ever offered in education.

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Books
Eurydice brief: Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017
The Future of Work
Ten Great Ideas about Chance
Young Consumer Behaviour "A Research Companion"
Big Mind "How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World "
John Dewey: Democracy and Education
Theses and dissertations
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2 Europe offers financial aid to France, Greece, Spain and Portugal following natural disasters
3 Euro area unemployment at 8.7%
4 28 estudiantes ganan el concurso de traducción Juvenes Translatores para centros de enseñanza
5 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February
6 20th anniversary of one of the most successful tools supporting EU neighbouring countries and region
7 Size of Parliament to shrink after Brexit
8 How to attract female talent to the technology business
9 UNESCO is seeking nominations for Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018
10 Eurydice brief: Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017
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