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Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education

Author: John Dewey

Year Published: 1916

Description: In Democracy and Education, John Dewey argued that education is a collective process and societal responsibility. The book, in conjunction with others authored by Dewey, helped change the nature of teaching and learning in America by giving rise to progressive education theories emphasizing opportunities for growth and experience over rote learning. Among the central tenets of Democracy and Education are the link between education and active citizenship and the need for students to be invested and involved in their learning.

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'The object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth.'

Democracy and Education

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