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

    An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education


    First published in 1916, this classic continues to influence contemporary educational thought. Considered one of the great American philosophers, Dewey grapples with the nature of knowledge and learning as well as formal education's place, purpose, and process within a democratic society.

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    John Dewey
    John Dewey was an American philosopher and educational reformer. He is most well-known for his contributions to the philosophy of pragmatism and his attempts to enact educational approaches and create educational institutions that espoused democratic ideals.
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