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.

For more information about joining the John Dewey Society, or to renew your membership, please view the membership information provided below:

Membership form: download

*Applies to U.S./Domestic members due to high cost of International shipping

The John Dewey Society encourages, through its publications and programs, careful and responsible examination of our most basic educational and cultural commitments. All members receive annual subscriptions to the Society’s journal, Education and Culture (2 issues per year).

In addition, JDS members can also choose to subscribe to Educational Theory for  $25/year. This option is reflected in the membership price chart below.

Members who would like to pay electronically are encouraged to pay their yearly dues through Paypal by clicking the appropriate box on the table below. Membership prices are determined according to income (see table below).

Download the membership form here: JDS Membership Form. You may either e-mail your form to or mail it to:

Jessica Heybach
School of Education
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506


* Make checks payable to “John Dewey Society”

Please note that institutional members of the society are welcomed. Prospective institutional members are invited to direct their membership inquiries to Jessica Heyback.

Type of Membership
One Year Two Years
Student or income of $30,000 or less $15.00


Income of $30,000 or less with Educational Theory $40.00


Income of $30,000-$45,000 $30.00


Income of $30,000-$45,000 with Educational Theory $55.00


Income of $45,000-$60,000 $45.00


Income of $45,000-$60,000 with Educational Theory $70.00


Income of $60,000-$75,000 $60.00


Income of $60,000-$75,000 with Educational Theory $85.00


Income of $75,000 or above $75.00


Income of $75,000 or above with Educational Theory $100.00