Dewey and European Education-General Problems and Case Studies 2. Case Studies

Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 109-131

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John Dewey and the development of education in russia before 1930 — report on a forgotten reception

  • Irina MchitarjanAffiliated withErnst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald Email author 

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This article explores the kinds of response John Dewey (1859–1952) received in Russia between 1900 and 1930, and the impact he had on the educational debate there. The study’s main findings are: Both before and after the Socialist October Revolution of 1917, Dewey had a significant impact on the development of the Russian school system. The ultimate rejection of Dewey’s pedagogy towards the end of the 20s was not due to educational but to political and ideological reasons.