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ERIC Number: EJ863136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
Achieving Widespread, Democratic Education in the United States Today: Dewey's Ideas Reconsidered
Meadows, Elizabeth; Blatchford, Katherine
Education and Culture, v25 n1 Article 5 2009
Excellent, democratic education that furthers each person's potential, success and happiness for her own and others' well-being is not yet widespread in the U.S. today. Dewey's The Public and Its Problems has much to say about the possibilities and challenges of achieving this goal. This paper examines Dewey's ideas about how a public for widespread, excellent education can form through the development of sound public opinion based on widely disseminated, accurate and relevant information and through the restructuring of associations among people. The crucial role of the educator in the formation of a public emerges through this examination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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