Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 109–131

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

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

DOI: 10.1007/BF02764155

Cite this article as:
Mchitarjan, I. Stud Philos Educ (2000) 19: 109. doi:10.1007/BF02764155


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University GreifswaldGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Lehrstuhl Allgemeine PÄdagogikErnst-Moritz-Arndt UniversitÄt GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany