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ERIC Number: EJ904732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
John Dewey and the Democratic Role of Higher Education in England
Bacon, Michael; Sloam, James
Journal of Political Science Education, v6 n4 p336-352 2010
Education policy in England has been criticized for an overemphasis on narrow performance targets and the adoption of private sector principles. Universities and colleges have increasingly been viewed in terms of their value for the U.K. economy. This article argues that there are sound ethical (philosophical), political, and pedagogical reasons for a more rounded approach. To reassert a broader vision of education we require an ethical base, which we argue is provided by political philosophy in the writings of John Dewey. For Dewey, education must be viewed in the context of its role in democratic society. The article identifies basic principles that relate to Dewey's belief in democratic education and develops general indicators to test these principles. These indicators are then used to evaluate higher education and political science education in England. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)