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Kathleen Knight Abowitz, President
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Book: Living As Learning

learning-as-livingThe John Dewey Society is pleased to announce a new book by its members titled, Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st CenturyThe book features Dewey scholars Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman in dialogue with Daisaku Ikeda.

Living As Learning is a timely publication for educators looking to revive the creative, humanistic, and social dimensions of teaching and learning. The book is appropriate for any number of educational foundations courses of the sort.  The authors also explore many powerful resonances between American pragmatism and humanistic Buddhism.

For more information: Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century

 

Interview with Steven Fesmire, Author of the NEW Book, Dewey

steven-fesmireSteven Fesmire recently discussed his new book, Dewey with Routledge. In this interview, Fesmire discusses what first attracted him to Dewey, the writing style of his new book, new features included in the book, such as a “lost book” written by Dewey in the 1940s and only recently discovered, the relevance of Dewey today, and what Dewey might make of today’s American education system.

Read the full interview here: Exclusive Interview Steven Fesmire

 

JDS Social at UCEA Conference in Washington, D.C.

john-dewey-society-ucea-conferenceIn November, JDS Members and some new friends joined together in Washington, D.C., for a fun social gathering during the Annual Conference of the University Council for Educational Administration.  It was a great way to relax after the conference, to network with professionals doing good work, and to build awareness about the John Dewey Society.  We recruited some new members, publicized the 2015 JDS Annual Conference in Chicago, and built some fresh partnerships as the 2016 Democracy and Education-themed Annual Conference gets planned.  All-in-all, it was a wonderful time spent with friends.

Steven Fesmire’s NEW Book, Dewey

New book called Dewey by Steven FesmireIn this superb introduction, Dewey’s life and works are discussed and assessed before his key ideas across the major disciplines in philosophy; including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, ethics, educational philosophy, social-political philosophy, and religious philosophy.

Series: The Routledge Philosophers

For more information: Dewey

Conference – Democratic Education

Washington DC, April 2016: The John Dewey Society, with generous support from the Spencer Foundation, will host a Conference on Democratic Education, celebrating the centennial of the publication of Democracy and Education, April 2016 in Washington D. C.  Education in the democratic nations anti-democratic challenges. The imposition by elites of fixed, top-down “standards” backed by high stakes standardized tests has converted our schools into test prep academies where the aims of learners are neglected and the autonomy of teachers demolished.

For more information: Democracy Education – April 2016, Washington DC.

Call for Abstracts

Dewey through Generations: The John Dewey Society is pleased to announce a new panel, Dewey Through Generations, at its 2015 Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the American Educational Research association meeting in Chicago, April 16-17, 2015. Graduate students, student-professionals, and emerging scholars, may submit an abstract for the panel. The panel will include three papers and/or projects and commentary by an invited Dewey scholar.

Deadline: Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

For more information: CFA Dewey Through Generations