Next Article in Journal
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Education Sciences in 2016
Next Article in Special Issue
Inclusive Education as a Democratic Challenge—Ambivalences of Communities in Contexts of Power
Previous Article in Journal
Teaching for Justice in a Contradictory World
Previous Article in Special Issue
With Socrates on Your Heels and Descartes in Your Hand: On the Notion of Conflict in John Dewey’s Democracy and Education
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Educ. Sci. 2017, 7(1), 11; doi:10.3390/educsci7010011

Realizing a Democratic Community of Teachers: John Dewey and the Idea of a Science of Education

Education Department, St. Lawrence University, 23 Atwood Hall, Canton, NY 13617, USA
Academic Editors: Paul Standish and SunInn Yun
Received: 20 September 2016 / Revised: 6 December 2016 / Accepted: 3 January 2017 / Published: 5 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Democracy and Education at 100)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [199 KB, uploaded 5 January 2017]

Abstract

In this paper, I make the case that John Dewey’s philosophy of education aims to bring about a democratic community of teachers capable of creating a science of teaching. To make this case, I will do a three things. First, I will discuss Sources of a Science of Education and argue that this work is deeply connected to a work written at about the same time, Individualism Old and New. As I will show, the creation of a science of education is a complex endeavor that is premised on an ability to create a democratic community that reconstructs outmoded notions of individuality. Second, I will argue that the position put forward most directly in these later works is not a deviation from Dewey’s overall educational philosophy by offering a reading Democracy and Education. I will argue that Dewey’s thinking on a science of education is held nascent within Democracy and Education, especially in his discussion of individualism and democracy. Finally, I will assess whether and how current work in teacher education is consonant with Dewey’s philosophical project, and draw out implications for philosophers of education. View Full-Text
Keywords: John Dewey; Democracy and Education; Sources of a Science of Education; teacher education; philosophy of education; teacher collaboration; educational policy; core practices John Dewey; Democracy and Education; Sources of a Science of Education; teacher education; philosophy of education; teacher collaboration; educational policy; core practices
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Frank, J. Realizing a Democratic Community of Teachers: John Dewey and the Idea of a Science of Education. Educ. Sci. 2017, 7, 11.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Educ. Sci. EISSN 2227-7102 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top