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On Education - John Dewey

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Published: 15th December 1974
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In this collection, Reginald D. Archambault has assembled John Dewey's major writings on education. He has also included basic statements of Dewey's philosophic position that are relevant to understanding his educational views. These selections are useful not only for understanding Dewey's pedagogical principles, but for illustrating the important relation between his educational theory and the principles of his general philosophy.Professor Archambault has divided the selections into seven general categories: Philosophy and Education, Ethics and Education, Aesthetics and Education, Science and Education, Psychology and Education, Society and Education, and Principles of Pedagogy. In his Introduction, the editor discusses these categories, influences on Dewey's writing, and important concepts in the philosopher's theory of education. He emphasizes that in order to understand Dewey's educational writings, it is essential to understand his conception of science.The volume contains twenty-nine selections, all of which are complete essays or chapters from Dewey's major works. This comprehensive volume should prove valuable to philosophers, educational theorists, teachers, and students who want a wide selection of Dewey's educational thought.As Professor Archambault writes, "These principles, and the educational prescriptions and controversies that spring from them, are as vital today as they were when they exploded on the educational horizon at the turn of the century. We should be able, with distance and fresh perspective, to 'reconstruct' them, to use a favorite term of Dewey's, so that their value for us can be revitalized."

Preface
Introduction
Philosophy and Education Need for a Philosophy of Education
The Relation of Science and Philosophy as a Basis for Education
Ethics and Education Logical Conditions of a Scientific Treatment of Morality Human Nature andnbsp;Conduct
The Nature of Aims What is Freedom? Ends and Values
The Continuum of Ends-Means Ethical Principles Underlying Education
Aesthetics and Education Affective Thought in Logic and Painting Individuality and Experience Experience, Nature, and Art
Science and Education Progressive Education and the Science of Education Science as Subject-Matter and as Method
Psychology and Education What Psychology Can Do for the Teacher Why Reflective Thinking Must Be an Educational Aim School Conditions and the Training of Thought
The Process and Product of Reflective Activity: Psychological Process and Logical Form Interest in Relation to Training of the Will
Society and Education American Education and Culture The School and Society
Principles of Pedagogy The Relation of Theory to Practice in Education
The Child and the Curriculum
The Nature of Subject Matter Progressive Organization of Subject-Matter
The Nature of Method
The Educational Situation: As Concerns Secondary Education
The Way Out of Educational Confusion My Pedagogic Creed
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ISBN: 9780226143903
ISBN-10: 0226143902
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 470
Published: 15th December 1974
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.07  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.38