ERIC Number: EJ793808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 11
Revisiting "Education and Our Present Social Problems": What Would John Dewey Say Today?
Romano, Rosalie M.
Teacher Education and Practice, v19 n4 p502-512 Fall 2006
In 1933, Dewey presented a speech in which he linked democracy, social class, and teacher activism as integral factors when addressing educational issues. This article argues that those issues include social issues as well. It examines democracy, social class, and present problems in the preparation of teachers, organized around the 1933 questions that Dewey raised in his speech: Where do we as teacher educators derive our objectives for our programs? Where are social problems in the curriculum? And what stand shall a teacher take in viewing them? In acting upon them? What would Dewey say today? (Contains 6 notes.)
Descriptors: Social Problems, Teacher Educators, Democracy, Foundations of Education, Review (Reexamination), Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational Theories, Intellectual History, Social Class, Teacher Education, Educational Practices
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