Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 39–52

Dewey in Britain


  • John Darling
    • University of Aberdeen
  • John Nisbet
    • University of Aberdeen

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005213617167

Cite this article as:
Darling, J. & Nisbet, J. Studies in Philosophy and Education (2000) 19: 39. doi:10.1023/A:1005213617167


Dewey's ideas were slower to be accepted in Britain than elsewhere. Reasonsfor this are considered under four headings: pedagogical, epistemological,social and political. Of these, only the pedagogical ideas elicited a modicumof support in the first half of the century. Developments after 1960,however, led to widespread implementation of Dewey's principles mainly inthe primary education sector.

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