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ERIC Number: EJ1088336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Pacific Commercial Advertiser: Synopses and Summaries of Dewey's 1899 Lectures on the Life of the Child
Educational Perspectives, v47 n1-2 p61-72 2015
In the summer of 1899, [John] Dewey gave two series of talks at Honolulu High School on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00. The first set of five lectures was entitled "The Life of the Child;" the second set, "Movements in Nineteenth Century Thought." The first talk of the lecture series was delivered on the evening of Tuesday, August 15, 1899, in front of a large audience. Dewey's topic for the first lecture was "A Study of the Child." The "Honolulu Star" (August 16, p. 8) noted that "nearly all the teachers of the summer school were in attendance." Unfortunately, neither a synopsis nor a summary of the first talk was published, though all the later talks, in both series, were reported in full by the "Pacific Commercial Advertiser." Due to insufficient space in this issue of the journal, we are unable to include summaries and synopses of the second set of lectures. However, we are including all the available material for the first series, as these represent Dewey's ideas on education. The more academic, general interest topics of the second set of lectures are available via the Library of Congress website, Chronicling America.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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