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Democracy and education : an introduction to the philosophy of education

Author: John Dewey
Publisher: Charleston, SC : BiblioBazaar, [2007] © 2007.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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John Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dewey
ISBN: 1434604543 9781434604545
OCLC Number: 1074435231
Notes: Democracy and education (large print edition)--Cover.
Description: 391 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Education as a necessity of life --
2. Education as a social function --
3. Education as direction --
4. Education as growth --
5. Preparation, unfolding, and formal discipline --
6. Education as conservative and progressive --
7. The Democratic conception in education --
8. Aims in education --
9. Natural development and social efficiency as aims --
10. Interest and discipline --
11. experience and thinking --
12. Thinking in education --
13. The nature of method --
14. The nature of subject matter --
15. Play and work in the curriculum --
16. The significance of geography and history --
17. Science in the course of study --
18. Educational values --
19. Labor and leisure --
20. Intellectual and practical studies --
21. Physical and social studies: naturalism and humanism --
22. The individual and the world --
23. Vocational aspects of education --
24 Philosophy of education --
25. Theories of knowledge --
26. Theories of morals. --
Index.
Responsibility: John Dewey.

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John Dewey's Democracy and Education addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, Democracy and Education is regarded as the seminal work on public education by one of the most important scholars of the century.

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