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ERIC Number: EJ781979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Jacques Maritain and John Dewey on Education: A Reconsideration
Gutek, Gerald L.
Educational Horizons, v83 n4 p247-263 Sum 2005
Jacques Maritain and John Dewey were two of the towering figures in philosophy of education. Maritain led an international revival of Aristotelian and Thomist philosophies known as Integral Humanism. Dewey, a founding figure of Pragmatism, exercised a significant influence on American education. Originating in very different philosophical settings, their ideas on education tend to represent polar opposites. An analysis of the divergent insights on education presented by Maritain and Dewey can help educators step back and reflect on their work. These two thinkers' voices have a relevance that continues to speak to everyone about the problems of education. In this article, the author considers the origin of Maritain and Dewey's ideas in different philosophical and theoretical contexts. The author also considers and compares certain aspects of Maritain and Dewey's concepts of human nature, the learner, curriculum and methods of instruction. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Language: English
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