The John Dewey Society was founded in 1935. While the ideas and topics that interested Dewey are shared by many in our organization, as an editorial team, more than anything else, we seek to work in the spirit of the great American philosopher–and in particular, with his commitment to the use of the method of conjoint experience and communication for the enrichment of democratic living.

The Journal of School & Society seeks to position itself as speaking to all those interested in the place and function of education in a democratic society–to academics, certainly, but even more so to public school teachers, to parents, and to community and labor activists. To that end, we actively seek to highlight voices from diverse constituencies. We seek to be a journal of intelligent practice for creative and justice-oriented practitioners.