The purpose of the John Dewey Society is to foster intelligent inquiry into the pressing social, cultural and educational problems of our time, especially those pertaining to the place and function of education in resolving such problems, as well as to share, discuss, and disseminate the results of such inquiries. The John Dewey Society is also a space for building and sustaining the networks of students and scholars of the philosophy of John Dewey and American Pragmatism.
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New members of the John Dewey Society will receive two classic books—thanks to the Tanner Foundation. The books include: John Dewey’s The Sources of a Science of Education and Dan Tanner’s Crusade for Democracy: Progressive Education at the Crossroads. Dan Tanner’s book provides a detailed history of the John Dewey Society.
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