John Dewey Essay by Master Researcher

John Dewey
A discussion on John Dewey, the educator and politician.
# 88103 | 1,800 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Sociology (Theory) , Education (General)


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This paper explores John Dewey's life achievements, namely, the Dewey Decimal System used in public libraries and his reputation as an educator. The paper focuses on Dewey's political commentary. It expands on Dewey's point of view as it pertains to a democratic society, particularly in addressing how American society lives up to Dewey's vision of society.

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"John Dewey's name is familiar to most people who have knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System used in public libraries. Some people are also aware of his reputation as an educator. Even fewer people, however, are aware of his political commentary. This paper will be used to address Dewey's point of view as it pertains to a democratic society, particularly in addressing how American society lives up to Dewey's vision of society. Dewey believed that a democratic society was friendly to education. A democratic society offers benefits that other kinds of societies may not. Dewey comments that: The devotion of democracy to education is a familiar fact. The superficial explanation is that a government resting upon popular suffrage cannot be successful unless those who elect and who obey their governors are educated. (1921, p. 101) The superficial answer, of course, is not the best answer."

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