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John Dewey and the Philosophy and Practice of Hope - Stephen Fishman

John Dewey and the Philosophy and Practice of Hope

Hardcover Published: 29th October 2007
ISBN: 9780252032004
Number Of Pages: 248

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Inspiring new techniques for engaging students with democratic ideals

"John Dewey and the Philosophy and Practice of Hope" combines philosophical theory with a study of its effects in an actual classroom. To understand how Dewey, one of the century's foremost philosophers of education, understood the concept of hope, Stephen Fishman begins with theoretical questions like: What is hope? What are its objects? How can hope foster a new understanding of democracy and social justice?

The book's second half is a classroom study that mir-rors in practice what Fishman explores in theory, as Lucille McCarthy observes Fishman's undergraduate students reading the theorists. Illustrating students' own vital engagement with the hope literature, McCarthy reveals how the discussions deepen student understandings, simultaneously showing education's power to promote hope and turn social ideals into reality.

"Fishman and McCarthy each bring unique tools to their classroom inquiries, and the results are wonderfully readable and illuminating. Their work and humanity point the way for educators to act against civic decline and for civic renewal." Ira Shor, professor of composition and rhetoric, City University of New York Graduate School

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Prologue
The Philosophy of Hope
Constructing a Deweyan Theory of Hopep. 3
Dewey in Dialogue with Gabriel Marcel: Hope with and without Godp. 32
Dewey in Dialogue with Paulo Freire: Hope, Education, and Democracyp. 54
Dewey in Dialogue with Positive Psychology and C.R. Snyder: The Morality and Politics of Hopep. 77
Conclusion to Part I: Highlights of a Deweyan Theory of Hopep. 98
The Practice of Hope
Teaching a Course on Hopep. 105
Undergraduates in a Course on Hopep. 128
Conclusion to Part II: Highlights of the Classroom Studyp. 157
Final Reflectionsp. 163
Classroom Research Methodsp. 169
Creating a Syllabus for a Course on Hopep. 171
Syllabus, Essay Guidelines, and Homework Assignmentsp. 176
Notesp. 187
Works Citedp. 201
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780252032004
ISBN-10: 0252032004
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 29th October 2007
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.47