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Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 19, Issue 1–2, pp 39–52 | Cite as

Dewey in Britain

  • John Darling
  • John Nisbet
Dewey and European Education-General Problems and Case Studies 2. Case Studies

Abstract

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

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Primary School Secondary School Teacher Consultative Committee Educational Text Infant Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Darling
    • 1
  • John Nisbet
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenScotlandUK

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