Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

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Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

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Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education’ is a 1916 book by John Dewey. Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic educational philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau’s philosophy as overemphasizing the individual and Plato’s philosophy as overemphasizing the society in which the individual lived. Like George Herbert Mead and Lev Vygotsky, he viewed the mind and its formation as a communal process.

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Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education’ is a 1916 book by John Dewey. Dewey sought to at once synthesize, criticize, and expand upon the democratic educational philosophies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Plato. He saw Rousseau’s philosophy as overemphasizing the individual and Plato’s philosophy as overemphasizing the society in which the individual lived. Like George Herbert Mead and Lev Vygotsky, he viewed the mind and its formation as a communal process.

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