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Democracy and education : an introduction to the philosophy of education

Author: John Dewey
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1916.
Series: Text-book series in education.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Democracy and education.
New York : Macmillan, 1916
(OCoLC)573083895
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Dewey
OCLC Number: 177710
Description: xii, 434 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Education as a necessity of life : Renewal of life by transmission ; Education and communication ; The place of formal education --
2. Education as a social function : The nature and meaning of environment ; The social environment ; The social medium as educative ; The school as a special environment --
3. Education as direction : The environment as directive ; Modes of social direction ; Imitation and social psychology ; Some applications to education --
4. Education as growth : The conditions of growth ; Habits as expressions of growth ; The educational bearings of the conception of development --
5. Preparation, unfolding, and formal discipline : Education as preparation ; Education as unfolding ; Education as training of faculties --
6. Education as conservative and progressive : Education as formation ; Education as recapitulation and retrospection ; Education as reconstruction --
7. The Democratic conception in education : The implications of human association ; The democratic ideal ; The Platonic educational philosophy ; The "individualistic" ideal of the eighteenth century ; Education as national and as social --
8. Aims in education : The nature of an aim ; The criteria of good aims ; Applications in education --
9. Natural development and social efficiency as aims : Nature as supplying the aim ; Social efficiency as aim ; Culture as aim --
10. Interest and discipline : The meaning of the terms ; The importance of the idea of interest in education ; Some social aspects of the question --
11. Experience and thinking : The nature of experience ; Reflection in experience --
12. Thinking in education : The essentials of method --
13. The nature of method : The unity of subject matter and method ; Method as general and as individual ; The traits of individual method --
14. The nature of subject matter : Subject matter of educator and of learner ; The development of subject matter in the learner ; Science or rationalized knowledge ; Subject matter as social --
15. Play and work in the curriculum : The place of active occupations in education ; Available occupations ; Work and play --
16. The significance of geography and history : Extension of meaning of primary activities ; The complementary nature of history and geography ; History and present social life --
17. Science in the course of study : The logical and the psychological ; Science and social progress ; Naturalism and humanism in education --
18. Educational values : The nature of realization or appreciation ; The valuation of studies ; The segregation and organization of values --
19. Labor and leisure : The origin of the opposition ; The present situation --
20. Intellectual and practical studies : The opposition of experience and true knowledge ; The modern theory of experience and knowledge ; Experience as experimentation --
21. Physical and social studies: naturalism and humanism : The historic background of humanistic study ; The modern scientific interest in nature ; The present educational problem --
22. The individual and the world : Mind as purely individual ; Individual mind as the agent of reorganization ; Educational equivalents --
23. Vocational aspects of education : The meaning of vocation ; The place of vocational aims in education ; Present opportunities and dangers --
24. Philosophy of education : A critical review ; The nature of philosophy --
25. Theories of knowledge : Continuity versus dualism ; Schools of method --
26. Theories of morals : The inner and outer ; The opposition of duty and interest ; Intelligence and character ; The socials the moral.
Series Title: Text-book series in education.
Responsibility: by John Dewey.

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