ERIC Number: ED459479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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John Dewey and the Challenge of Classroom Practice. The Practitioner Inquiry Series.
Fishman, Stephen M.; McCarthy, Lucille
This book represents the first systematic exploration of Deweyan pedagogy in an actual classroom since studies of John Dewey's own laboratory school at the turn of the century. The co-authors dialogue back and forth in the book's introductory essays about the importance of John Dewey today and about their histories with John Dewey. Part I, using accessible language, discusses Dewey's educational theory in the context of Dewey's ideology and process philosophy. Part II, examines one author's own Introduction to Philosophy class. In doing so, the book models a collaborative form of practitioner inquiry and brings to life such complex Deweyan concepts as student-curriculum integration, interest and effort, and continuity and interaction. (Contains an extensive list of works cited. Appended are instructions for writing assignments.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3726-7, $20.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3727-5, $46). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.teacherscollegepress.com/.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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