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On Education

Selected Writing

In this collection, Reginald D. Archambault has assembled John Dewey’s major writings on education. He has also included basic statements of Dewey’s philosophic position that are relevant to understanding his educational views. These selections are useful not only for understanding Dewey’s pedagogical principles, but for illustrating the important relation between his educational theory and the principles of his general philosophy.

470 pages | 4.5 x 7 | © 1974

Education: Philosophy of Education

Table of Contents

I. Philosophy and Education
Need for a Philosophy of Education
The Relation of Science and Philosophy as a Basis for Education
II. Ethics and Education
Logical Conditions of a Scientific Treatment of Morality
Human Nature and Conduct
The Nature of Aims
What is Freedom?
Ends and Values
The Continuum of Ends-Means
Ethical Principles Underlying Education
III. Aesthetics and Education
Affective Thought in Logic and Painting
Individuality and Experience
Experience, Nature, and Art
IV. Science and Education
Progressive Education and the Science of Education
Science as Subject-Matter and as Method
V. Psychology and Education
What Psychology Can Do for the Teacher
Why Reflective Thinking Must Be an Educational Aim
School Conditions and the Training of Thought
The Process and Product of Reflective Activity: Psychological Process and Logical Form
Interest in Relation to Training of the Will
VI. Society and Education
American Education and Culture
The School and Society
VII. Principles of Pedagogy
The Relation of Theory to Practice in Education
The Child and the Curriculum
The Nature of Subject Matter
Progressive Organization of Subject-Matter
The Nature of Method
The Educational Situation: As Concerns Secondary Education
The Way Out of Educational Confusion
My Pedagogic Creed

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