The John Dewey Society will be sponsoring a session at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Society, on the topic of Situated Philosophy. The panel will be held on Monday, December 30th, with participants David Backer (Teachers College, Columbia University), Cara Furman (Teachers College, Columbia University), Ariana Gonzalez Stokas (Guttman Community College – CUNY), and Chris Moffett (Independent Scholar). If you’re going to this meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, be sure to attend this session! If you’re interested in going, click here for more information.
The John Dewey Society extends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Laurel N. Tanner, Ph.D., who died on October 20, 2013. Dr. Tanner was an important Dewey scholar and past president of the Society. Her book,Dewey’s Laboratory School: Lessons for Today (NY: Teachers College Press, 1997), was among the many notable contributions she made to Deweyan scholarship. Director of Urban Education at Temple University as well as serving as a professor at the University of Houston, Dr. Tanner leaves the legacy of a long and productive career as a professor of curriculum. She brought a close reading of Dewey’s work to all of her activities in the areas of curriculum and instruction and was always able to see the limits and over-emphases in passing curriculum fads. Those who knew Dr. Tanner remember her pleasant and positive demeanor, her sincerity, and her lack of self-promotion and personal ego. Read Dr. Tanner’s full obituary here.
You will find complete information about this event at the following link: http://www.deweycenterspain.com/actividades/reuniones-y-seminarios/learning-freedom/
The Journal of School & Society is the new online open-access journal of the John Dewey Society, dedicated to Dewey’s view that “Knowing is, for philosophical theory, a case of specially directed activity instead of something isolated from practice.” (“The … Continue reading
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Welcome to the new website of the John Dewey Society! With a new look and more interactive features, this site is a space for building and sustaining the networks of students and scholars of Deweyan philosophy.
Bookmark our site to keep track of Dewey Society events and news, as well as upcoming conferences and meetings where pragmatist scholars and educators are convening. Stay tuned to our progress here on the site as we will expand its functions and resources in the near future. If you would like to join or volunteer with the Dewey Society, please click on the “Membership” link on the top of the page.
Very special thanks go to Wabash College for hosting this site, and to Deborah Seltzer-Kelly of Wabash College, who worked tirelessly to design, build and maintain it. In addition, the Dewey Society thanks Past President Deron Boyles, whose persistent vision for an improved Dewey Society website overcame his curmudgeonly distaste for all matters related to digital technologies.
Kathleen Knight Abowitz
President, John Dewey Society
An update from our colleague Chip Bruce: The International Journal of Progressive Education (IJPE) has now published a series of three special issues on “Progressive Education: Past, Present and Future”:
You can visit Chip’s blog for his description of the process of developing this series, and future plans.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 The special issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy on the School-to-Prison Pipeline and the School-to-Deportation Pipeline is now online. In addition to her printed article, we have also inserted a video interview with former Washington … Continue reading