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By Jürgen Oelkers, Heinz Rhyn

Although John Dewey's rules were of principal curiosity in Anglo-Saxon philosophy and heritage of schooling, it is just lately that comparable curiosity has constructed in continental Europe.
Deweyan philosophy of schooling has needed to go through nationwide filters, which intended that it used to be acquired in nationwide contexts of reform. The `German Dewey' was once otherwise construed to the French, Italian, or English Dewey. This turns out to alter after 1989 (and the autumn of socialist schooling) while curiosity in Dewey elevated. the hot political and philosophical curiosity in Dewey has to do with the lost substitute `socialism', and hence with the hole of japanese Europe and the hot difficulties of schooling inside a global neighborhood.
This quantity stresses issues. the unique curiosity of ecu schooling in Dewey can be offered in case reports, touching on assorted nationwide contexts and hence assorted Dewey's. What could be known as the renewal of curiosity may be argued from diverse aspects. it's our goal to teach that trendy curiosity in Dewey isn't the remake of the reception in the diverse camps of innovative schooling.
This quantity can be of curiosity to philosophers of schooling, historians of schooling, and folks engaged within the philosophy, historical past and the reception of Dewey.

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Kilpatrick's Project Method, for example, was taken up by many teachers in primary schools from 1920 on. Helen Parkhurst's Dalton Plan was widely publicised and featured in teacher training programs, though it was seldom implemented except in reformist private schools (Blewitt, 1934) because it involved such radical departure from the conventional timetable. Other interpretations of Dewey's ideas, such as the Gary Plan and the Winnetka Technique, were not widely known in UK. Scotland (1969) links this 'comparative lack of penetration' to the intellectual climate in his country at the time: Project and problem teaching and activity methods were much lectured on in Scottish universities and colleges, much discussed in professional assemblies, but little practised in schools.

Article 3, paragraph 17) Social. Education for Dewey has an essential social context, with experience rather than instruction as the basis of learning. All education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness ofthe race. (Article 1, paragraph 1) The school is primarily a social institution. (Article 2, paragraph 1) Political. His concept of 'democracy' is as a structure of social relationships which is fostered by and contributes to education. Education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform.

He also taught courses in the philosophy and history of education. In 1968 Van der Velde published a book entitled Kind, school, samenleving [Child, school, society], together with Van Gelder. J. BIESTA AND SIEBREN MIEDEMA by Van der Velde, was entitled "Opvoedend onderwijs" [Educative schooling] and was entirely devoted to Dewey's views. Contrary to prevailing interpretations of Dewey's conception of education as being a 100% social theory of education, Van der Velde argued that Dewey was concerned both with the individual and with society, and, more specifically, with the interaction between the two.

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