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Talebi, Kandan – Online Submission, 2015
John Dewey was an American philosopher and educator, founder of the philosophical movement known as pragmatism, a pioneer in functional psychology, and a leader of the progressive movement in education in the United States.
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Psychology, Progressive Education
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Williams, Morgan K. – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2017
John Dewey was a pragmatist, progressivist, educator, philosopher, and social reformer (Gutek, 2014). Dewey's various roles greatly impacted education, and he was perhaps one of the most influential educational philosophers known to date (Theobald, 2009). Dewey's influence on education was evident in his theory about social learning; he believed…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Change Agents, Educational Theories, Fundamental Concepts
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Hill, Judith – Teaching Artist Journal, 2006
In this article, the author provides five reasons why teachers should care about John Dewey. John Dewey was an "American Pragmatist philosopher, educator, reformer." Dewey lived a long and amazingly productive life, spanning the turn of the 20th century, from 1859-1952. In addition to lots of writing, he taught at the University of Chicago (where…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Philosophy, Experience, Human Body
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Hook, Sidney – Change, 1971
In the name of a great educational philosopher, a new wave of school reformers is decrying American classroom, and calling for radical change. (Editor)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Experience
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Karier, Clarence – Educational Theory, 1977
The political influence of liberal reformers and philosophers at the time of World War I is discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Democratic Values, Diplomatic History, International Relations
Berube, Maurice R. – 1994
This book examines three major school-reform movements in the United States that were shaped by outside societal forces and identifies their common characteristics. The first two chapters examine the history and influence of the progressive movement and chapter 3 is devoted to progressive education's chief philosopher and pragmatist, John Dewey.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
Venables, Thomas J. – 1981
This paper examines concepts of educational quality in various societies at different times throughout history. It also identifies major opposing themes which influence educational objectives, including eloquence versus efficiency, prejudice and discrimination versus social equality and educational opportunity, and conflict versus consensus. The…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy