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ERIC Number: EJ1016602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Education as Reconstruction: Another Way of Looking at Primary Education
Armstrong, Michael
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v55 n1 p9-29 2013
In the autumn of 1973, in an essay published in "FORUM" (Volume 16, Number 1), David Hawkins, scientist, mathematician, educationalist and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, argued that a truly democratic education required not so much a revolution in teaching methods as "the radical reconstruction of subject matter itself." What the author of this article wishes to do is to reclaim David Hawkins's vision of a democratic education--a vision which principally derives from John Dewey--and to explore it further by examining one particular young child's creative practice and noting its far reaching implications for teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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