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ERIC Number: EJ1140107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-3545
Reading Democracy and Education in the Context of World War I
Fallace, Thomas
Democracy & Education, v25 n1 Article 5 2017
In this historical study, the author offers a reading of Dewey's "Democracy and Education" in the context of the two other books Dewey published the year before, German "Philosophy and Politics" and his coauthored "Schools of To-morrow." Having published three books in two years, "Democracy and Education" arrived at the end of one of Dewey's most prolific periods. Through these three texts, Dewey offered a pointed critique of authoritarian German politics, philosophy, and schooling and crafted an innovative pedagogy grounded in progressive democratic ideals as contrast. Using Germany as a clear and present foil, Dewey clarified his ideas on American democratic and pedagogical ideals in the context of World War I.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Germany
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