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Richard Hake

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John Dewey Lives - A Dialogue
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:15 PM
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Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested
in a recent discussion-list post "John Dewey
Lives - A Dialogue" [Hake (2012)]. The abstract
reads:

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ABSRACT: Kevin Stacey in an AERA-C post titled
"Bill Ayers 'exhumes' John Dewey for a
conversation on progressive education" pointed to
an article "John Dewey Lives - A Dialogue" [Ayers
& Schubert (2012)] at <http://bit.ly/Jp4bxF>].
This is an edited transcript of a conversation
between educators William C. Ayers (WCA) and
William H. Schubert (WHS), with the latter, WHS,
former president of the John Dewey Society
<http://bit.ly/JrxTlF>, playing the role of John
Dewey (JD).

In one exchange WCA asks WHS (JD) to respond to
Glenn Beck's assertion that Dewey thought
"Teachers aren't there to tell a child if he or
she is right or wrong Š THEY'RE THERE TO HELP THE
CHILD THROUGH A TOUCHY-FEELY PERIOD OF SELF
DISCOVERY."

WHS (JD) responded that in "Experience and
Education" Dewey (1938. 1997) had written that
"in considering the difference between
traditional and progressive education, we
shouldn't just take one side or the other, but we
should look at a deeper level where they can both
be integrated." And in "Democracy and Education"
Dewey (1916; 1997) had written that "EDUCATION IS
RECONSTRUCTION AND REORGANIZATION OF EXPERIENCE
WHICH ADDS TO THE MEANING OF EXPERIENCE, AND
WHICH INCREASES ABILITY TO DIRECT THE COURSE OF
SUBSEQUENT EXPERIENCE. . . . SO IT'S NOT JUST A
CATERING TO INTERESTS.

For another exhumation of John Dewey see Ted
Ansbacher's incisive "An Interview with John
Dewey on Science Education" [Ansbacher (2000)
<http://bit.ly/I89zmr> (click on "articles in
pdf" at the top of the page)].
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To access the complete 13 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/IFtcED>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
<rrhake@earthlink.net>
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"The belief that all genuine education comes
about through experience does not mean that all
experiences are genuinely or equally educative."
John Dewey (1938; 1997, p. 25) "Experience and Education"

". . .the organized subject matter of the
specialist represents the goal toward which
education should continuously move."
John Dewey (1938; 1997, p. 83) "Experience and Education"


REFERENCES [All URL's shortened by
<http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 27 April 2012.]
Hake, R.R. 2012. " John Dewey Lives - A
Dialogue," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at
<http://bit.ly/IFtcED>. Post of 27 Apr 2012
15:16:58-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The
abstract and link to the complete post are also
being transmitted to several discussion lists and
are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at
<http://bit.ly/IFAet9> with a provision for
comments.






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