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John Dewey on Democracy: Part Two

More from Steven Simpson author of the new publication Rediscovering Dewey: A Reflection on Independent Thinking In our last Friday Lesson post, Dewey’s democracy was compared to a town hall meeting. The key point of this metaphor was that Dewey believed individualism needed to be linked to a sense of community. Writing in the 1920’s, Dewey feared that the rugged individualism that had carved a nation out of...

John Dewey on Teaching for Democracy

John Dewey on Teaching for Democracy: An Excerpt from Steve Simpson’s newest book Rediscovering Dewey John Dewey’s most important contribution to American education may not be his insights about experiential education, but his call that American educators teach for democracy. For the next five Friday Lessons, excerpts from Steve Simpson’s new book, Rediscovering Dewey, will take a look at Dewey’s views...

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