Democracy of Education by John Dewey

Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is a 1916 book by John Dewey.

Democracy and Education.

Author John Dewey
Publication date 1916
Media type Print
Pages 434 pp
OCLC 177710

What is Dewey’s concept of democratic education?

Dewey had in mind an ideal type of democracy that is guided by the American understanding of neighborhood and community. Learning to be a democrat means learning to live together, exchange and communicate. Schools are to be seen as part of the community and to carry civil responsibility like all other institutions.

What is Dewey’s view of democracy?

He believed that democracy is not just a political system but an ethical ideal with active informed participation by citizens.. Established beliefs and theories should be critically questioned and revised in the light of developments, pragmatically evolving to meet the needs of changing times.

How do you cite democracy and education John Dewey?

How to cite “Democracy and education” by John Dewey

  1. APA. Dewey, J. (2011). Democracy and education. Simon & Brown.
  2. Chicago. Dewey, John. 2011. Democracy and Education. Hollywood, CA: Simon & Brown.
  3. MLA. Dewey, John. Democracy and Education. Simon & Brown, 2011.

Why is John Dewey important to education?

Dewey was known as the father of progressive education and was an advocate of social learning (Slaughter, 2009). More than fifty years after his death, some of his ideas and philosophies, although looking very different, are being used to promote student engagement in classrooms through the use of technology.

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What do you mean by democratic education?

Democratic education entails pursuance of an educational ideal in which democracy is both a good and a method of instruction. It fosters the right of ‘Self-determination’ within a community of equals (Students) and advances such values as justice, respect and trust.

What type of education is John Dewey famous for?

John Dewey is probably most famous for his role in what is called progressive education. Progressive education is essentially a view of education that emphasizes the need to learn by doing. Dewey believed that human beings learn through a ‘hands-on’ approach.