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ERIC Number: EJ1135095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2227-7102
Realizing a Democratic Community of Teachers: John Dewey and the Idea of a Science of Education
Frank, Jeff
Education Sciences, v7 Article 11 2017
In this paper, I make the case that John Dewey's philosophy of education aims to bring about a democratic community of teachers capable of creating a science of teaching. To make this case, I will do a three things. First, I will discuss "Sources of a Science of Education" and argue that this work is deeply connected to a work written at about the same time, "Individualism Old and New." As I will show, the creation of a science of education is a complex endeavor that is premised on an ability to create a democratic community that reconstructs outmoded notions of individuality. Second, I will argue that the position put forward most directly in these later works is not a deviation from Dewey's overall educational philosophy by offering a reading "Democracy and Education." I will argue that Dewey's thinking on a science of education is held nascent within "Democracy and Education," especially in his discussion of individualism and democracy. Finally, I will assess whether and how current work in teacher education is consonant with Dewey's philosophical project, and draw out implications for philosophers of education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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