Democracy and Education

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Discipline 1 Educational research
Discipline 2
Publication Title Democracy and Education
Description Dewey describes the ways that education fulfills a social need and function...In the second part of the book, Dewey describes how the purpose of education in a democratic society is to empower individuals to think critically about knowledge and be active agents in reconstructing and reorganizing knowledge from personal experience—to learn a fundamental disposition towards action and transformation. The last part of the book considers challenges to realizing democratic ideals through education.
Publication Year 1916
Publication Author John Dewey
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Publisher Macmillian
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