Dewey in Our Time

Learning from John Dewey for transcultural practice

Peter Cunningham,

Dewey in Our Time: Learning from John Dewey for transcultural practice
 
 
Dewey in Our Time brings together leading writers from around the world who are actively engaged in applying Dewey’s thought to the challenges facing educational systems and teachers in school. Issues concerning equity, social justice, curriculum and pedagogy, teachers’ roles and their professional identity are considered, with examples from the Americas, Asia and Europe.John Dewey’s outstanding achievement was to generate a discourse that has informed both educational policymaking and classroom activity, around the globe and over the course of a century. His ideas provoked controversy during his own lifetime, and increasingly so with the dominant neoliberal trend of globalized politics in the twenty-first century. On the one hand he inspired ways of teaching and learning that are especially apt in our own technological age; on the other, his breadth of philosophical critique continues to be evoked and emulated by critical thinkers on education today.


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