Democracy and Education(John Dewey)1916

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FranksWildYear s
01/19/2015

Democracy and Education(John Dewey)1916 3

I'll tell you what book was harmful in the classroom. The one that the fossil of a fourth grade teacher used to hit kids with in my son's class.

When kids started to share their stories of random acts of violence in a 21st century classroom with their parents there was an uprising of concerned liberal thinkers who stormed the school. The mob discussed these incidents with the school administration in calm voices with reasoned expectation of investigation by the principal and discipline for the offending educator if warranted.

The teacher used up her accumulated medical leave until her retirement was announced at the end of the year.

Sometimes the system doesn't suck.

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GenghisTheHun
03/03/2007

Democracy and Education(John Dewey)1916 5

This is the opening salvo of modern liberalism. Modern liberalism was a reaction against the Progressive era.

In a nutshell, Progressivism had a lot of evangelical religious quality about it and anti-urbanism and anti-intellectualism, if you will. Dewey and his followers were appalled by this. One of the main tenets of modern liberalism is that all we have to do is give people more education and everything will work out. That describes the content of Democracy and Education in fewer than 100 words!

This is why liberalism has such a stranglehold on college campuses. The denizens of those thickets have more education--ergo, they are more qualified to rule. FDR and the New Deal started Deweyism in the USA. Remember the Brain Trust?

In modern terms, pit George Wallace, the progressive or populist, if you will, against, let's say, Michael Dukakis or John Kerry. Compare their philosophies and stands and you can get a good grasp of the Progressive vs. Liberalism split. (I plan to expound on modern liberalism in other posts later, if I can build up my strength.)

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louiethe20th
03/02/2007

Democracy and Education(John Dewey)1916 5

John Dewey rejected traditional religion and moral absolutes.His views greatly influenced the direction of American education(for the worse)and helped nuture the Clinton generation. From human events.com article

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caligula
05/22/2006

Democracy and Education(John Dewey)1916 1

So he rejected the regurgitation of fables for critical thinking. Boo Hoo. If you want a citizenship of robots Dewey isn't your guy. If you like innovations, critical thinking, and indpendent thinkers he isn't dangerous. Religious nutjobs hate him because he accepted reality.

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Drummond
12/27/2005

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The progressivist school of education. Dewey was a genious, much misunderstood - a fan of the integration of the socratic method in lower levels of education - the idea that we challenge students, not merely teach them by repetition. genghis - your distinction between progressives and modern liberals is interesting, and I'd like to hear more about it. We on the left pretty much view progressivism as an earlier stage of liberalism, Robert LaFollette being regarded by many historians as the first modern liberal in mainstream politics.

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