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ERIC Number: ED399246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 31
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John Dewey and Earl Kelley: Giants in Democratic Education.
Wyett, Jerry L.
This paper examines the work of John Dewey and Earl Kelley for solutions to some of the current problems in United States public schools. After a brief overview of American schools and schooling from colonial times through the 1960s, the essay discusses the work of John Dewey and Earl Kelley. Noting that Dewey's contribution to education is both philosophical and pragmatic, the essay highlights what Dewey tried to achieve in relation to subject matter, teacher role, and the importance of individual perception. As one who continued Dewey's work, Earl Kelley's contribution is seen in connection with his study of perception. Implications of their philosophy for current educational reform efforts suggest that: (1) school subject matter should grow from learners needs and not be imposed by the adults in charge; (2) grades, promotion, and similar devices should be eliminated; and (3) learners should be involved in planning, executing, and evaluating activities. (Contains 11 references.) (MAH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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