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John Dewey as Educator: His Design For Work in Education (1894-1904)


reviewed by Joe R. Burnett 1966

coverTitle: John Dewey as Educator: His Design For Work in Education (1894-1904)
Author(s): Arthur G. Wirth
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 322, Year: 1966
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This is a noteworthy volume, indispensable to serious students of Dewey's educational theory, but also a volume so readable that it could serve well for students being introduced to Dewey's educational thought for the first time. What Wirth has done, and done well, is to give an answer to the question of how it was that Dewey—given his affirmation of the philosophical and psychological tenets which were to build the school of Instrumentalism—sought to arrange a practical program of schooling for children. Wirth understands Dewey's theory by studying Dewey's recommended practice, his recommended practice by studying his theory, and (not by any means least interesting) Wirth recounts certain difficulties which Dewey faced as head of a laboratory school for the education of children. The years emphasized, 1894-1904, are those during which Dewey was at the University of Chicago as Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, Psychology, and Pedagogy. Apparently attrached to the University of Chicago in large part by the inclusion of pedagogy as a part of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 2, 1966, p. 181-182
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2259, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 5:30:04 AM

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