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By D. C. Phillips

This yr marks the centenary ebook of John Dewey’s magnum opus, Democracy and Education. regardless of its profound significance as a foundational textual content in schooling, it's notoriously tricky and—dare we are saying it—a little dry. during this captivating and infrequently humorous significant other, famous thinker of schooling D. C. Phillips is going bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy to deliver Dewey to a twenty-first-century viewers. Drawing on over fifty years of brooding about this book—and on his personal reviews as an educator—he lends it renewed readability and a private contact that proves its lasting importance.


Phillips bridges numerous severe pitfalls of Democracy and Education that frequently hinder modern readers from totally knowing it. the place Dewey sorely wishes an in depth instance to demonstrate a point—and the days are many—Phillips steps in, proposing situations from his personal school room reviews. the place Dewey casually refers back to the works of individuals like Hegel, Herbart, and Locke—common wisdom, it sounds as if, in 1916—Phillips fills within the useful heritage. And the place Dewey will get convoluted or is even flat-out flawed, Phillips does what few different students might do: he is taking Dewey to job. the result's a full of life accompaniment that is helping us have fun and be enriched via probably the most vital rules ever provided in education.


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