ERIC Number: EJ1146709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Significance of Dewey's "Democracy and Education" for 21st-Century Education
Mason, Lance E.
Education and Culture, v33 n1 Article 4 2017
This paper explores the significance of Dewey's "Democracy and Education" for "21st-century education," a term used by proponents of curricular standardization and digital ubiquity in classrooms. Though these domains have distinct advocacy groups, they often share similar assumptions about the primary purposes of schooling as career preparation. In "Democracy and Education", Dewey argues for a broader purpose of education--that of cultivating a social spirit in students. Because of contemporary dispositional challenges in the broader society, Dewey's perspective offers a timely and relevant way to reconceptualize the purposes of schooling in ways that can effectively address current social challenges.
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Standards, Advocacy, Educational Objectives, Career Development
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