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ERIC Number: EJ1015729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Pragmatism and Progressivism in the Educational Thought and Practices of Booker T. Washington
Chennault, Ronald E.
Philosophical Studies in Education, v44 p121-131 2013
The author of this article asserts that African-American author and educator Booker T. Washington's work situates him within the educational traditions of pragmatism and progressivism. The article uncovers some of Washington's hidden complexity by drawing upon and extending arguments for labeling him both an educational pragmatist and progressivist--arguments that add to and in some cases oppugn commonly accepted understandings. In order to do so, it reconsiders and analyzes Washington's formal writings, speeches, and correspondence as well as extensive secondary sources dealing specifically with his educational thinking, policies, and practices. (Contains 54 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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