John Dewey Group 1 Hannah Berni, Matt Jones, Troy James, Brandi, & Shayna (1859-1952) American Philosopher and Education Reformist.

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  • John Dewey Group 1 Hannah Berni, Matt Jones, Troy James, Brandi, & Shayna (1859-1952) American Philosopher and Education Reformist
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  • -Born October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont to Archibald Dewey & Lucina Artemisia Rich -Married Harriet Alice Chipman in 1886 -They had 6 children together and adopted 1 _Married Roberta Lowitz Grant in 1946 after Harriet passed away -Died June 1, 1952 Personal Life
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  • -Burlington public schools -University of Vermont (Phi Beta) * enrolled at age 15 & graduated second in his class -John Hopkins University (PhD) -University of Chicago Education
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  • -Taught at a seminary in Oil City, Pennsylvania -Taught at a private school in Vermont -Assistant professor at the University of Michigan -Professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota -Head of the philosophy department at the University of Chicago -Director of the University of Chicagos School of Education Teaching Career
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  • -President of the American Psychological Association and the American Philosophical Association (simultaneously) -Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and Columbia Teachers College -Longtime member of the American Federation of Teachers Leadership
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  • -John was the leader of the Progressive Education Movement which is practices and ideas that desire to make schools into a democratic society. -A democratic society is where everyone has a chance at an education Leadership Continued...
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  • -The school (institution) itself is where reform should take place - students learn from experiencing the curriculum interactively (Hands-on Learning) -Curriculum should be presented in a way that allows the student to relate to it -Dewey was very active in setting up numerous academic institutions Progressive Education
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  • -Started experimental elementary school -Dewey co founded The New School for Social Research in 1919 -In his lifetime, he published over 1,000 pieces of writings -Lifelong supporter of the education reform and defended everyones right to an education Contributions to Education
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  • The United States Postal Service honored Dewey in their Prominent Americans stamp series with a 30 cent postage stamp in 1968. Honoring Dewey
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  • Good reads by Dewey
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  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is such of a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results. The educational process has no end beyond itself; it is its own end. Quotes by the famous Dewey
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