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Education: Dewey at 80

One Indian summery evening last week 1,000 people gathered in Manhattan to praise "America's greatest philosopher." It was John Dewey's 80th birthday, and many...

Education: Dewey Unchanged

The name of the thriller was Too Lively to Live. The man in carpet slippers sitting in an easy chair reading it was nearly 87, and the No. 1 theorist of U.S...

Education: Account Rendered

Right from the start, the rumpled-look-ing graduate student from Vermont made a deep impression on President Daniel Coit Gilman of Johns Hopkins University. But...

Education: Perpetual Arriver

Around 9:30 one night last week, an old gentleman in evening clothes opened the door of a Manhattan hotel ballroom and started to make his way inside. At once,...

Books: Philosopher's Philosopher

THE QUEST FOR CERTAINTY—John Dewey—Minton, Balch ($4.00). John Dewey, philosopher's philosopher, educator's educator, has played a role in U. S. life not...

Education: THE LONG SHADOW OF JOHN DEWEY

Thirty years of "life adjustment" by the followers of Progressive Educator John Dewey have left U.S. education over adjusted, ill-equipped to quicken...

Education: Dewey Stands Firm

Unruffled by blasts from Buenos Aires' Luna Park and the University of Chicago's Midway, unshaken by waverings and defections in the ranks of his own followers...

Foreign News: To Moscow

(See front cover) Number Six on the Boulevard Sreten-sky in Moscow is the People's Commissariat for Education. There excited Russians are awaiting this...

Education: One Wonders

Old Dr. John Dewey, the good grey philosopher, has spent his life exploring endless variations on a single theme: experience is the best teacher. Because he...

Education: Progressively Progressive

By 1938, John Dewey was worriedly deploring the excesses of progressive education. He was right. Yet the best of his ideas survive and thrive—not in the few...

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