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This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. 

John Dewey and Educational Pragmatism
John Dewey and educational pragmatism
Introduction

John Dewey (1859–1952) is the best known and frequently cited philosopher of education in America and maintains a large following elsewhere in the world. Indeed, it is not too much of a stretch to say that because of Dewey's attention to education and his philosophically like-minded students populating the faculty at Columbia University's Teachers’ College, the discipline of philosophy of education began in earnest. Dewey wrote prolifically on education. He also wrote on a broad range of other social and political topics, as well as on all major branches of philosophy. Dewey lived a very long life (92 years), and was witness to the American Civil War (as a child), two World Wars, and the introduction ...

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