John Dewey and the Challenge of Classroom Practice

John Dewey and the Challenge of Classroom Practice

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The first systematic exploration of Deweyan pedagogy in an actual classroom since studies of Deweya€™s own Laboratory School at the turn of the century! In Part I, using accessible language, Stephen Fishman discusses Deweya€™s educational theory in the context of Deweya€™s ideology and process philosophy. In Part II, Fishman joins composition specialist Lucille McCarthy to examine his own Introduction to Philosophy class. In doing so, the authors model a collaborative form of practitioner inquiry and bring to life such complex Deweyan concepts as student-curriculum integration, interest and effort, and continuity and interaction.I also responded to each student draft with a letter explaining how I would develop it and make it more philosophical if it were mine. ... Colin Pharr usually took the seat next to Kent, the firefighter. He was a likeable, tall, midfielder on the soccer team, recruited from Dallas, Texas. In early conversations with Lucille, he described how much he enjoyed my Intro class, how he was having his first chance toanbsp;...

Title:John Dewey and the Challenge of Classroom Practice
Author:Stephen M. Fishman, Lucille Parkinson McCarthy
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 1998


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