Dewey Lectures

The John Dewey Memorial Lecture is given annually at the John Dewey Society annual meeting. In the list that follows, those lectures that have been published as books are designated with an asterisk. More recent lectures are available in our flagship journal, Education & Culture. Some recent lectures have been recorded and are available through video.

2023 – Marilyn Fischer, Addams’ Literary Artistry in Twenty Years at Hull House

2022 – Christopher Tirres, Spiritual Healing on the Border: Lessons in Art, Culture, and Education

2021 – Meira Levinson, Distilling the Spirit of Ethical Democratic Education: New Craft Cocktails of Challenges or Old Politics in New Bottles?

2019Justine Zhixin Su, John Dewey and Chinese Education: A Comparative Perspective

2018 Scott Shapiro, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World

2017 Harry Boyte, John Dewey and Citizen Politics

2016Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, The Continuing Challenges of Progressive Thought: With Attention to the Case of the U. S. Prison Crisis

2015 – Larry Hickman, What Can We Teach When We Teach (About) Religion?

2014 – Diane Ravitch, Does Evidence Matter?

2013 – David Labaree, College: What Is It Good For?

2012 – Jim Garrison, Making Meaning Together Beyond Theory and Practice

2011 – Madeleine Arnot, Gender Democracy and Education in a Neo-Liberal Age:
Individualisation, Secularisation, and a Global Collective Conscience

2010 – Denis Phillips, John Dewey Meets Woody Allen, or Would the Real John Dewey Please Step Forward?

2009 – Angela Valenzuela, U.S. Assimilation Policy and Generational Trauma: The Dismembered Passion of Love and Betrayal

2008 – Pedro A. Noguera, The Schools We Need—The Role of Education in Developing and Empowering Marginalized Communities

2007 – Charlene Haddock Seigfried, Is Culture Responsible? Jane Addams Calls It to Account

2006 – Walter Feinberg, “Back To the Future”: Philosophy of Education as an Instrument of Its Time

2005 – Herbert M. Kleibard, The Origins of Dewey’s Theory of Education: The Quest for Wholeness

2004 – Benjamin Barber

2003 – Jeannie Oakes & John Rogers, Learning Power: Organizing for Education and Social Justice*

2002 – Eliott Eisner

2001 – David Berliner

2000 – Morton White

1999 – Philip W. Jackson, John Dewey and the Philosopher’s Task*

1998 – Charlene Seigfried

1997 – Thomas Alexander

1996 – Jane Roland Martin, Cultural Miseducation*

1995 – Lee Shulman

1994 – John Goodlad, In Praise of Education*

1993 – Wayne Urban

1992 – Michael W. Apple, Cultural Politics and Education*

1991 – Nel Noddings, Educating for Intelligent Belief or Unbelief*

1990 – Donald Schon

1989 – Clayborn Carson

1988 – Maxine Greene, The Dialectic of Freedom*

1988 – Frederick Crews

1988 – Elise Boulding, Building a Global Civic Culture*

1986 – James Gouinlock, Excellence in Public Discourse*

1984 – Thomas F. Green, The Formation of Conscience in an Age of Technology*

1984 – C. A. Bowers, The Promise of Theory*

1982 – Elliott W. Eisner, Cognition and Curriculum*

1981 – Harry S. Broudy, Truth and Credibility*

1977 – David Hawkins, The Science and Ethics of Equality*

1976 – Lawrence A. Cremin, Public Education*

1973 – Theodosius Dobzhansky, Human Equality and Genetic Diversity*

1971 – Robert Nisbet, The Degradation of the Academic Dogma*

1970 – Bentley Glass, The Timely and the Timeless*

1968 – Donald N. Michael, The Unprepared Society*

1967 – Robert Schaeffer, The School as a Center of Inquiry*

1966 – Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science*

1965 – Houston Smith, Condemned to Meaning*

1963 – Freeman Butts, American Education in International Development*

1962 – Loren Eiseley, The Mind as Nature*

1961 – Gardner Murphy, Freeing Intelligence Through Teaching*

1960 – Seymour Harris, More Resources for Education*

1959 – Oscar Handlin, John Dewey’s Challenge to Education*

1958 – Ordway Tead, The Climate of Learning*