NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED568895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 202
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-78277-170-8
Dewey in Our Time: Learning from John Dewey for Transcultural Practice
Cunningham, Peter, Ed.; Heilbronn, Ruth, Ed.
Trentham Books
"Dewey in Our Time" brings together leading writers from around the world who are actively engaged in applying Dewey's thought to the challenges facing educational systems and teachers in school. Issues concerning equity, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, teachers' roles and their professional identity are considered, with examples from the Americas, Asia and Europe. John Dewey's outstanding achievement was to generate a discourse that has informed both educational policymaking and classroom activity, around the globe and over the course of a century. His ideas provoked controversy during his own lifetime, and increasingly so with the dominant neoliberal trend of globalized politics in the twenty-first century. On the one hand he inspired ways of teaching and learning that are especially apt in our own technological age; on the other, his breadth of philosophical critique continues to be evoked and emulated by critical thinkers on education today. Contents include an Introduction (Peter Cunningham and Ruth Heilbronn), and ten chapters with respective authors, divided over two parts. Part 1: "Dewey in Changing Transcultural Contexts" contains: Chapter 1: "On a Piece of Research Together": Teaching at John Dewey's Laboratory School, with Implications for Teacher Education Today (Anne Durst); Chapter 2: Textbook Dewey: Disseminating Educational Philosophy, Then and Now (Peter Cunningham); Chapter 3: Democracy and Education Then and Now: "De-Pragmatizing" and "Ultra-Pragmatizing" Readings of John Dewey's Pedagogy (Gonzalo Jover); Chapter 4: From Dewey to Kinokuni: An Intellectual and Professional Journey in Japan (Yoko Yamasaki); and Chapter 5: John Dewey and the Comprehensive High School (William G. Wraga). Part 2: "Dewey, Pedagogy and Practice in Our Time" continues with: Chapter 6: Dewey and the Teaching Experience (Javier Sáenz Obregón); Chapter 7: Dewey, Knowledge and Experience in Ethical Teaching (Ruth Heilbronn); Chapter 8: The "In-Between" of Learning: (Re)Valuing the Process of Learning (Andrea R. English); Chapter 9: In Defence of Pragmatism: The Teacher As Researcher (Richard Pring); and Chapter 10: Reconstructing Deweyan Democratic Education for a Globalizing World (Jessica Ching-Sze Wang). Also included is a Postscript: Deweyan Practice in Our Time (Peter Cunningham and Ruth Heilbronn). An index is also included.
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; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; North America; South America