John Dewey

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   [T]he fundamental issue is not of new versus old education nor of progressive against traditional education but a question of what, if anything whatever, must be worthy of the name Education. John Dewey (1859 – 1952)

– Dewey’s Laboratory School, University of Chicago, was “the centre of thought on progressive education, the movement toward more democratic and child-centered education.” (Mooney 2000, p.2) This was a reaction to the rigid, more formal style of traditional education during the nineteenth century.

– Dewey urged parents to help their children to be “socially responsible people” (Mooney 200, p.3)

Dewey’s Theories


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