Democracy and Education

by John Dewey


Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is a 1916 book by John Dewey.
It is an important, controversial, and often cited work on public education. Dewey discusses the role of public education in a democracy and the different methods for achieving quality in education. Dewey's ideas were never broadly and deeply integrated into the practices of American public schools, though some of his values and terms were widespread. Progressive education (both as espoused by Dewey, and in the more popular and inept forms of which Dewey was critical) was essentially scrapped during the Cold War, when the dominant concern in education was creating and sustaining a scientific and technological elite for military purposes. In the post-Cold War period, however, progressive education had reemerged in many school reform and education theory circles as a thriving field of inquiry learning and inquiry-based science.

person AuthorJohn Dewey
language CountryUnited States
api GenreEducation, Philosophy
copyright CopyrightPublic domain in the United States.
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