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The education of John Dewey : a biography, Jay Martin

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The education of John Dewey : a biography
Title
The education of John Dewey
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Jay Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on original sources, this book tells the full story of the life and times of the eminent American philosopher, pragmatist, education reformer, and man of letters, John Dewey. During his lifetime (1859-1952), he was regarded by poll after poll as one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His philosophy, Pragmatism, has been the distinctive American philosophy during the last fifty years. His work on education is famous worldwide and is still influential today. Dewey rejected old-fashioned schooling and believed in multiculturalism and independent thinking. His University of Chicago Laboratory School (founded in 1896), still thrives today and is a model for schools all over the world. "The Education of John Dewey" shows the unity of Deweys life and work. Jay Martin recounts Dewey's childhood years, family history, religious influences, and influential friendships, and reassesses his legacy. The book highlights the importance of the women in Deweys life, especially his mother, wife and daughters, but also others, including the reformer Jane Addams and the novelist Anzia Yezierska
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Jay
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.D44
LC item number
M29 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dewey, John
  • Philosophers
  • Educators
Label
The education of John Dewey : a biography, Jay Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-538) and index
Control code
50149706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 562 p.
Isbn
9780231116763
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002073883
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The education of John Dewey : a biography, Jay Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-538) and index
Control code
50149706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 562 p.
Isbn
9780231116763
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002073883
Other physical details
ill.

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