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By D. C. Phillips

ISBN-10: 022640823X

ISBN-13: 9780226408231

ISBN-10: 022640837X

ISBN-13: 9780226408378

This yr marks the centenary ebook of John Dewey’s magnum opus, Democracy and Education. regardless of its profound significance as a foundational textual content in schooling, it really is notoriously tough and—dare we are saying it—a little dry. during this captivating and infrequently humorous better half, famous thinker of schooling D. C. Phillips is going bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy to deliver Dewey to a twenty-first-century viewers. Drawing on over fifty years of pondering this book—and on his personal stories as an educator—he lends it renewed readability and a private contact that proves its lasting importance.

           

Phillips bridges numerous serious pitfalls of Democracy and Education that regularly hinder modern readers from absolutely knowing it. the place Dewey sorely wishes an in depth instance to demonstrate a point—and the days are many—Phillips steps in, featuring instances from his personal school room reviews. the place Dewey casually refers back to the works of individuals like Hegel, Herbart, and Locke—common wisdom, it appears, in 1916—Phillips fills within the worthwhile history. And the place Dewey will get convoluted or is even flat-out incorrect, Phillips does what few different students could do: he is taking Dewey to job. the result's a full of life accompaniment that is helping us have a good time and be enriched by way of the most vital principles ever provided in education.

 

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