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Schools of Tomorrow

reviewed by Harvey A. Allen - 1974

coverTitle: Schools of Tomorrow
Author(s): John Dewey, Evelyn Dewey
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book provides much needed historical and philosophical perspective to the current alternative schools movement. It is important to keep in mind that programs such as those in the Parkway (Philadelphia) and Metro (Chicago) schools, while admittedly on the cutting edge of modern reform, are as much a result of evolutionary processes as they are of revolutionary processes. The "schools of tomorrow" that the Deweys described in this practical, philosophical book serve as emphatic reminders to educators inundated by the now and the new that reformers from Rousseau to Dewey have been redefining and redeveloping the alternative school—the humanistic, freeing, flexible, creatively intellectual model of schooling. This edition of Schools of Tomorrow contains a comprehensive introduction by Professor William W. Brickman which reviews Dewey's career, theories of education, and influence in the development of American education. Professor Brickman contends that the book exerted influence on American education because it lacked the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 3, 1974, p. 411-412
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1497, Date Accessed: 6/15/2021 12:38:10 PM

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