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Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

John Dewey (1859-1952)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Education as a Necessity of Life
3. 02 - Education as a Social Function
4. 03 - Education as Direction
5. 04 - Education as Growth
6. 05 - Preparation, Unfolding, and Formal Discipline
7. 06 - Education as Conservative and Progressive
8. 07 - The Democratic Conception in Education
9. 08 - Aims in Education
10. 09 - Natural Development and Social Efficiency as Aims
11. 10 - Interest and Discipline
12. 11 - Experience and Thinking
13. 12 - Thinking in Education
14. 13 - The Nature of Method
15. 14 - The Nature of Subject Matter
16. 15 - Play and Work in the Curriculum
17. 16 - The Significance of Geography and History
18. 17 - Science in the Course of Study
19. 18 - Educational Values
20. 19 - Labor and Leisure
21. 20 - Intellectual and Practical Studies
22. 21 - Physical and Social Studies: Naturalism and Humanism
23. 22 - The Individual and the World
24. 23 - Vocational Aspects of Education
25. 24 - Philosophy of Education
26. 25 - Theories of Knowledge
27. 26 - Theories of Morals

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An important, controversial, and often cited work on public education. Dewey discusses the role of public education in a democracy and the different methods for achieving quality in education. After its initial publication, this book began a revolution in educational thinking; one that emphasized growth, experience, and activity as key elements in promoting democratic qualities in students and educators alike. (Introduction by timferreira)