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    John Dewey & Progressivism and Pragmatism

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    Who was John Dewey? How did the life and background of the famous education theorist affect his views?

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    John Dewey (1859-1952) was an outspoken theorist/activist for the philosophy of pragmatism and the corresponding and controversial educational philosophy of Progressivism. Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont as one of three sons in a middle-class family. Little is known about his childhood and early life before entering his career as philosopher, educator and theorist. However, his small town upbringing convinced him of two things:
     Traditional desk-bound education with its focus on fact regurgitation alone was inadequate for the changing times of the Twentieth Century
     Ordinary experiences of day-to-day life?social, political, economic and cultural?provide authentic and important educational experiences.
    He developed and spread those ideals through his work as a teacher and then a professor of ...

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    John Dewey (1859-1952) was an outspoken theorist/activist for the philosophy of pragmatism and the corresponding and controversial educational philosophy of Progressivism. This solution discusses his life and theories in 347 words with three references.

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