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ERIC Number: EJ948989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
Beyond the "Pragmatic Acquiescence" Controversy: Reconciling the Educational Thought of Lewis Mumford and John Dewey
Stemhagen, Kurt; Waddington, David
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v47 n5 p469-489 2011
This article provides a reconsideration of the intellectual altercation between John Dewey and Lewis Mumford in the 1920s, and a sketch of some educational implications that follow this reconsideration. Although past scholarship has tended to focus on ways in which the altercation obscured similarities in their thought, we consider whether important differences were also obscured, particularly regarding their outlook on science and technology, their potential place in society, and their ideas about the best means to positive social change. We also consider how these differences might play out in philosophy of education/educational practice, concluding that Mumford's commitment to regionalism can augment Dewey's philosophical vision while also helping deal with pressing contemporary social and educational needs. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Language: English
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