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This edition brings Dewey's educational theory into sharp focus, framing his two classic works by frank assessments, past and present, of the practical applications of Dewey's ideas. In addition to a substantial introduction in which Philip W. Jackson explains why more of Dewey's ideas haven't been put into practice, this edition restores a "lost" chapter, dropped from the ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 18th 1991 by University of Chicago Press (first published February 1956)
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Amy Hansen
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Worth the read if only because of how influential Dewey has been, but definitely a frustrating read. While he makes a lot of suggestions that are definitely good, particularly with regard to teaching hard science, he has a very particular philosophy running behind all his suggestions that he never fully explains. That wouldn’t necessarily be frustrating, but in his case I think the shady presentation was intentional. He hides behind nebulous terms like “social good”, and the few times his philos ...more
Asmaa
الكتاب فيه أفكار جيدة جدا ولكن التقييم على الترجمة ، بشعة ّ!
Jesi
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-of-2018
This was really, really good and I would recommend it to anyone who teaches at any level. Some previous reader of the library copy had written 'YES!' in the margins next to all the best passages, and I very much agree. Also just leaving a note for myself to come back to the chapter about how the different phases of the educational system came into being, because I thought that was a VERY useful way of understanding why the different grade levels, including the university, don't seem to be good a ...more
Cassandra Carico
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I strongly believe in Progressivism and believe that more hands on learning needs to be incorporated into the modern classroom. John Dewey's ideas are very sound and should be explored in depth once again.
Andie
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
brilliant! a must-read for any teacher
Tysseer Harak
كتاب جيد وأفكار مستنيرة ومتميزة, وفي نفس الوقت ترجمة ضحلة وتنم عن جهل لغوي وفقر فكري للمترجم (ألأذي يفترض فيه التخصص)
الكاتب (جون ديوي) صاحب البصمة الواضحة في تطوير التعليم , يناقش فكرة مهمة جدا وهي أن التعلم لا يجب أبدا أن يكون شيء معزول ومنفصل عن الحياة, وأن من الأسباب الرئيسية لمشاكل المدرسة وعدم محبة الطلبة لها هو إحساسهم أنهم يلعبون دورا مرسوما وغير واقعي ومفروض عليهم قسرا دون أن يدركوا الفائدة منه لأنهم لا يطبقون ما يتعلمونه في حياتهم اليومية, فصحيح أن التعليم يهدف ل"بناء المستقبل" إلا أنه
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Kathrina
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Who, since Dewey, has thought about the foundations of American schooling as deeply? What is the purpose of school? To learn how to pass a test, or to learn how to interact in a socially and culturally dynamic world? One hundred years old, and still relevant.
Ilana Waters
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although written at the turn of the century, there are a lot of great (and practical) ideas about education in here. Anticipate that some of it will be ���dated,��� but also that you���ll wonder why the insights here are not employed more often in modern teaching and administration.
Robert Owens
Jul 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: education, philosophy, mst
I read this, I believe, for my philosophy of education class during my first graduate program. Dewey is the kingpin of the education system.
Jeff Durant
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
"...simply studying lessons out of a book is only another kind of listening; it marks the dependency of one mind upon another."

Reading is "harmful as a substitute for experience", and "all-important in interpreting and expanding experience".

" To see the outcome is to know in what direction the present experience is moving, provided it move normally and soundly. The far-away point, which is of no significance to us simply as far away, becomes of huge importance the moment we take it as defining
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الشناوي محمد جبر
كتاب قديم (1915) للمفكر والفيلسوف التربوي المعروف جون ديوي يتحدث فيه عن دور المدرسة في المجتمع، فالمدرسة لها دورها في التقدم الاجتماعي، ولها دورها في تطوير حياة الطفل إذا أديرت العملية التربوية وخطط لها بطريقة صحيحة تعتمد علي الجانب العملي النفعي الذي يكسب الطفل المهارات العملية التي تفيده في حياته العملية.
الفيلسوف التربوي جون ديوي مشهور جدا بفلسفته البراجماتية النفعية التي تقوم عليها النظم التربوية الأمريكية التي طرحت الفلسفات النظرية جانبا و ركزت اهتمامها بالفلسفة العملية النفعية وخير من عبر ع
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Mike Horne
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The battle between the Ancients and the moderns in education is began in 1900 by John Dewey in this book. You can forgive Dewey for having such a positive almost naive vision of the fresh century. The hard Sciences had made such progress, and the social sciences -- psychology, sociology, economics, political science, education -- would soon get rid of all poverty, corruption, crime, and war.

The new moderns who want to get rid of content for "critical thinking" have no such excuse.
Amanda
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am totally counting this one because I read the entire thing in one day for an assignment. It needs to count for my reading challenge. lol...
Chris Nagel
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Clearly not Dewey's most insightful book on education, but it served its purpose in my Philosophy and Education class. I gave my students the chapter from Logic of Inquiry that deals with the idea of inquiry itself, arising from necessity and doubt, in order to clarify the connections between doing, knowing, and learning. Dewey is always dissatisfying to me.
Scott
Jan 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of only a handful of books I was forced to read in college that actually made sufficient impression on me such that I still remember it today. Truly a landmark in the library of literature examining the philosophical foundations of education in America. No, I'm not kidding!
Gloria
Aug 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short book consisting of two lectures. The second is much shorter than the first.

Most interesting though was the introduction by Phillip Jackson, which raises the question why is the work of Dewey not used / employed (especially after the Laboratory School)?

Nitecrawler Lopez
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really great book, if the pedagogy of this book is not being exercised then our school curriculum is unfecund. Which might explain why there are so many dropouts in today's school, but I won't blame the the teachers but the system that will not let them practice it.
Jeffrey Albrecht
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dewey's somewhat radical analysis of the role of schools in society and the experience of children entering the school system...
Patrick\
Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
Ditto to my other review of Dewey.
Yousuf
Sep 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pedagogy
No teacher should go unexposed to the poetic insight of John Dewey!
Jules
Jul 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dewey's seminal work. He had it figured out a hundred years ago. Too bad progressive education as a cohesive movement got derailed post World War II. Time to go old-school.
Fenixbird SandS
Nov 26, 2007 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: history US education
Progressivism as an educational philosophy & founding of American school system.
Elaine
Aug 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teaching
A MUST READ for any teacher and educational theorists. Dewey's theories permeate through every stage and subject in education, and for good reason.
Janet
Dec 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
Difficult to understand most of the time, but some progressive ideas in improving the school system.
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John Dewey was an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey, along with Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, is recognized as one of the founders of the philosophy of pragmatism and of functional psychology. He was a major representative of the progressive and progressive populist philosophies of schooli ...more