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ERIC Number: EJ1070404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
What Is John Dewey Doing in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
Frank, Jeff
Education and Culture, v31 n1 Article 4 p45-59 Spr 2015
Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is taught in countless public schools and is beloved by many teachers and future teachers. Embedded within this novel--interestingly--is a strong criticism of an approach to education mockingly referred to as the "Dewey Decimal System." In this essay I explore Lee's criticism of progressive education and argue that it tells us something interesting about the novel and about approaches to education inspired by John Dewey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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