Publisher description for The school and society ; and, The child and the curriculum / John Dewey ; introduction by Philip W. Jackson.


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This edition brings Dewey's educational theory into sharp focus, framing his two classic works by frank assessments, past and present, of the practical applications of Dewey's ideas. In addition to a substantial introduction in which Philip W. Jackson explains why more of Dewey's ideas haven't been put into practice, this edition restores a "lost" chapter, dropped from the book by Dewey in 1915.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Education Philosophy, Educational sociology, Child development, Education Aims and objectives, University of Chicago, Laboratory Schools History