Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Martin, Jay, 1935- author

Title The education of John Dewey : a biography / Jay Martin
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2002]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (ix, 562 pages) : illustrations
Contents Book I. Emergence. Childhood -- The Christian Influence -- The Beginning of John Dewey's Education -- A Career in Teaching? -- A Career in Philosophy? -- Dewey's Philosophic Influences -- Becoming a Philosopher -- Finding Both a Philosophic Niche and a Job -- Dewey in Love -- Dewey's Philosophy Expands -- Dewey's Reputation Builds -- Fred Dewey -- To Minnesota and Back to Michigan -- Writing About Ethics -- A Utopian Deception -- Family Life -- Harper and the University of Chicago -- Book II. Experience. Wealth and Poverty -- Evelyn Dewey -- Another Kind of Education -- Morris Dewey -- Overworking at the University of Chicago -- More Publications -- Progressive Education -- The Lab School -- Resignation -- Lucy Dewey -- Jane Dewey -- Columbia Comes to the Rescue -- Back to Europe -- Starting Over -- The Gorky Affair -- Five Arcs of Activities -- More Publications -- Dewey's Teaching Style -- War -- New Restrictions -- The Aftermath -- The Polish Project -- Alexander's Influence on Dewey -- A Philadelphia Story -- Dewey's Interest in Poland -- Book III. Engagement. Alice's Depression -- On to Japan -- China and "New Culture" -- No League and No War -- Sabino Dewey -- Idealism Corrupted -- Now to Turkey -- Then to Mexico -- Losing Alice -- Dewey Among the Soviets -- Three More Books -- The Gifford Lectures -- Enjoying Life Again -- Dewey Turns Seventy -- The Stock Market Crash and Its Aftermath -- Dewey's Political Philosophy -- Dewey's Interest in the Arts -- The Last Educational Mission -- Leon Trotsky -- Dewey's Logic -- Dewey and Valuation -- Dewey's Eightieth Birthday Celebration -- Education and Freedom -- Bertrand Russell -- More Controversies -- Further Views on Education -- After the War -- John and Roberta -- The Last Birthday Celebration -- The End -- Last Words
Summary Based on original sources, this book tells the full story of the life and times of the eminent American philosopher, pragmatist, education reformer, and man of letters, John Dewey. During his lifetime (1859-1952), he was regarded by poll after poll as one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His philosophy, Pragmatism, has been the distinctive American philosophy during the last fifty years. His work on education is famous worldwide and is still influential today. Dewey rejected old-fashioned schooling and believed in multiculturalism and independent thinking. His University of Chicago Laboratory School (founded in 1896), still thrives today and is a model for schools all over the world. "The Education of John Dewey" shows the unity of Deweys life and work. Jay Martin recounts Dewey's childhood years, family history, religious influences, and influential friendships, and reassesses his legacy. The book highlights the importance of the women in Deweys life, especially his mother, wife and daughters, but also others, including the reformer Jane Addams and the novelist Anzia Yezierska
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-538) and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Dewey, John, 1859-1952.
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Philosophers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002073883
ISBN 0231507453 (electronic book)
9780231507455 (electronic book)