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Purpose

The purpose of the John Dewey Society is to foster intelligent inquiry into problems pertaining to the place and function of education in social change, and to share, discuss, and disseminate the results of such studies. The Society maintains three active journals and holds an annual meeting that features work in the fields of philosophy and education. JDS provides a space for building and sustaining a network of scholars, teachers, and community activists dedicated to democratic social change.

History

The John Dewey Society grew out of a series of discussions held as early as 1934. Originally called "The Association for the Study of Education in its Social Aspects," the name was changed to the John Dewey Society in early 1936. JDS exists to keep alive John Dewey's commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to crucial problems in education and culture.

Membership

Join the John Dewey Society by clicking on the "Join“ tab. Special thanks to the Tanner Foundation. New members will receive two classic books: John Dewey’s "The Sources of a Science of Education" and Dan Tanner’s "Crusade for Democracy: Progressive Education at the Crossroads." Tanner’s book provides a detailed history of the John Dewey Society.

2022 JDS Conference

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - The John Dewey Society will hold the 2022 conference on April 21st, 2022 in San Diego, California. We will be collaborating with the Latin American Philosophy of Education Society and Alliance San Diego at this conference. Our theme for the joint special sessions and experiential learning opportunities will focus on "Border Justice and InterAmerican Cooperation." Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us. For more information, visit the conference webpage: 2022 San, Diego.

Announcements

NEW BOOK: The Contemporary Relevance of John Dewey’s Theories on Teaching and Learning

The Contemporary Relevance of John Dewey’s Theories on Teaching and Learning: Deweyan Perspectives on Standardization, Accountability, and Assessment in Education Editors:  JuliAnna Ávila, Emer Ring, AG Rud Jr., and Leonard J. Waks Link: The Contemporary Relevance of John Dewey’s Theories on Teaching and Learning: Deweyan Perspectives on Standardization, Accountability, and Assessment in Education  Through expert analysis, […]

 
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