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Child and the Curriculum : Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press - John Dewey

Child and the Curriculum

Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press

By: John Dewey, Philip W. Jackson (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226143965
Number Of Pages: 252

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"The School and Society" and "The Child and the Curriculum" succinctly set forth John Dewey's revolutionary philosophy of education as an experimental, child-centered process. For years, educators have turned to this classic volume for insight and practical guidance. Yet Dewey's renown and his enduring readership raise a curious question: why haven't more of this important thinker's ideas been put into practice?Philip W. Jackson addresses this question in a new and substantial introduction in which he looks back on the history of the University of Chicago Lab Schools and discusses their transformation. This centennial edition also restores to the volume a "lost" chapter dropped by Dewey in 1915. In this essay, written three years after the inception of the Lab Schools, Dewey himself critiques the efforts to realize his theories in that institution. This edition brings Dewey's educational theory into sharper focus, framing his two classic works, "The School and Society" and "The Child and the Curriculum," by frank assessments, past and present, of the practical application of those remarkable ideas.

List of Illustrations New
and a Note on the Publishing History of the Text and on This Edition
The School and Society
The School and Social Progress
The School and the Life of the Child
Waste in Education
The Psychology of Elementary Education
Froebel's Educational Principles
The Psychology of Occupations
The Development of Attention
The Aim of History in Elementary Education
Postscript: Three Years of the University Elementary School
The Child and the Curriculum
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226143965
ISBN-10: 0226143961
Series: Centennial Publications of The University of Chicago Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.4  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised