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Foundations of John Dewey's Educational Theory


reviewed by Lyle K. Eddy 1966

coverTitle: Foundations of John Dewey's Educational Theory
Author(s): Melvin C. Baker
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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These three books are paperback reissues of earlier editions—Baker's book first published in 1955, the Brickman volume in 1959, and The Dewey School in 1936. In a short introduction, Dewey says that May-hew and Edwards, who were teachers in the laboratory school founded and directed by him at the University of Chicago from 1896 to 1904, have written "an authoritative statement of its underlying ideas, its development, and the details of its operation." Baker's book examines Dewey's writings from 1890 to 1904, and perceptively traces the relationships in these formative years between the developments of the various phases of Dewey's general philosophy, of his educational theory, and of the work of the Dewey school. Brickman and Lehrer have edited a potpourri of pieces by various authors, including personal reminiscences about Dewey, reviews of the circumstances of Dewey's work at Chicago and of his influence in America and abroad on school... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 8, 1966, p. 638-638
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2319, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 11:55:29 AM

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