Studies in Philosophy and Education

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

Dewey in Britain

  • John Darling
  • John Nisbet


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.


Primary Education Education Sector Widespread Implementation Pedagogical Idea Primary Education Sector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Darling
    • 1
  • John Nisbet
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenScotland, UK

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