In this historical study, the author offers a reading of Dewey’s Democracy and Education in the context of the two other books Dewey published the year before, German Philosophy and Politics and his coauthored Schools of To-morrow. Having published three books in two years, Democracy and Education arrived at the end of one of Dewey’s most prolific periods. Through these three texts, Dewey offered a pointed critique of authoritarian German politics, philosophy, and schooling and crafted an innovative pedagogy grounded in progressive democratic ideals as contrast. Using Germany as a clear and present foil, Dewey clarified his ideas on American democratic and pedagogical ideals in the context of World War I.
Reading Democracy and Education in the Context of World War I.
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 5.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol25/iss1/5