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John Dewey On Education


reviewed by Nathanial L. Champlin 1966

coverTitle: John Dewey On Education
Author(s): Reginald D. Archambault
Publisher: Random House, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 438, Year: 1964
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Those who seek between the covers of a single book the full sweep of Dewey's writings on education together with a scholarly attempt on the part of an editor to set forth themes which distinguish Dewey's writings will find Mr. Archambault's interesting book welcome indeed. Nor should this book be confused with Dewey on Education, edited by Martin Dworkin. The Archambault book includes all save one of the Dewey essays which make up the other book: And there the similarity decidedly ends. Students of education have long recognized that conceptions of education are bound up with assumptions about human nature, learning, knowledge, truth, society, and the great goals of human life. John Dewey cast his lot with that scholarly and philosophical tradition which makes these conceptions and assumptions articulate and which makes recommendations regarding them. Thus Dewey's writings on education can be understood only as other of his writings are taken... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 4, 1966, p. 303-305
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2318, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:20:25 AM

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