AS10 Week 5

AS10 Week 5 - change. He goes on to state that resources in...

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How would you summarize John Dewey's critique of educational practices? How would you summarize his recommendations for how education should be conducted? How did (or might) Dewey's contemporaries critique his theories? John Dewey criticized the traditional education that was taught in the houses. When analyzing his argument, it is important to understand that Dewey is writing this at the eve of the 20th century. The Industrial Revolution was in full bloom. Dewey stated that education in the factory system was where individualism and socialism came together. He states that by being true to the growth of its individuals in education can the society be true to itself. He stated that the social change that is most affecting the changes in education was the industrial
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Unformatted text preview: change. He goes on to state that resources in science were being allocated in inventions that would be inexpensive, efficient, and would increase the market production. He states that this revolution will affect education beyond formal an d superficial fashions. Ultimately, Dewey believed that the schooling process was restrictive and monotonous. He believed that individuals can learn by being an active part of their communities. Certain things can be learned through real world applications. He criticized the home-schooled restrictive education and championed the "new education" in which one learns through the experiences of live and being an active part of the community....
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