NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED566529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-15
Pages: 190
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-78277-166-1
John Dewey's Democracy and Education: A British Tribute
Higgins, Steve, Ed.; Coffield, Frank, Ed.
Trentham Books
In 1916 John Dewey published "Democracy and Education: An introduction to the philosophy of education". In this book some of today's foremost historians, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists of education mark the anniversary of Dewey's work by reviewing and reflecting, from a British perspective, on Dewey's contribution to our understanding of the role of education in a democracy. Together the essays provide a critique of the current relationship between education and democracy, and also explore the contemporary relevance of Dewey's magnum opus for the role of education in societies which he characterized as "nominally democratic". The distinguished contributors show how Dewey's ideas and battles are still being drawn upon in the controversies that continue to animate education in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as a tribute to one of the foremost educational thinkers from the United States. Contents include: (1) Preface (Steve Higgins); (2) The reception and impact of Democracy and Education: The case of Britain (Gary McCulloch and Steven Cowan); (3) A thinker for the 21st century? John Dewey and English Education in neoliberal times (Diane Reay); (4) Dewey's understanding of and vision for vocational education (Lorna Unwin); (5) Dewey, Education and Schooling (Steve Higgins); (6) Teachers as powerful, democratic professionals (Frank Coffield); (7) Democratic Pedagogy: Thinking together (Vivienne Baumfield); (8) Why and how schools might live democracy as "an inclusive human order" (Michael Fielding); (9) Dewey's philosophy of education: Representing and intervening (Jan Derry); (10) Education and democracy revisited: Dewey's democratic deficit (Gert Biesta); and (11) Review and final comments (Frank Coffield).
Trentham Books. Available from: IOE Press, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL, UK. Tel: +44-20-7612-6000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)