ERIC Number: ED408683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Educational Reform: A Deweyan Perspective. Critical Educational Practice. Volume 10.
Simpson, Douglas J.; Jackson, Michael J. B.
This book re-examines the reflective, controversial voice of John Dewey. Educators and policymakers must take into account various social, political, economic, philosophical, and professional considerations that influence both formal and informal education. Following the introduction by Harvey Neufeldt called "School Reform in Dewey's America," the remaining chapters fall into four main divisions. The first three chapters provide a political, ethical, and philosophical background for understanding Dewey's thought and its educational relevance. Chapters 4 through 6 examine the roles, responsibilities, and education of aspiring and practicing educators and describe the complexity and coherence of Dewey's viewpoint. Chapters 7 and 8 examine several different kinds of schools that Dewey believed had played or could play important but not necessarily valuable roles in developing a profession, preparing future educators, educating children and youth, and reforming society. The discussion in chapter 9 focuses on the kinds of questions that might be raised were educational issues and reform approached from Dewey's perspective. An index is included. (Contains 116 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Progressive Education, Role of Education, School Restructuring, Social Action, Social Change, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role
Garland Publishing Inc., 717 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2500, New York 10022-8101 (paperback: ISBN-0-8153-2323-9, $21.95; cloth: ISBN-8153-2089-2, $68).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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