Focused on the appropriation of John Deweyâ€™s ideas on progressive education in revolutionary Mexico, this book reconsiders the interpretation and application of Deweyâ€™s ideas in the world. Rodriguez examines the use of Dewey in Mexicoâ€™s state-building projects as a vantage point to assess the global impact of Deweyâ€™s pedagogy. As these projects converged with Deweyâ€™s desire to employ education as a tool for effective social change, Rodriguez understands Dewey not just as a philosopher but as an integral part of the Americasâ€™ progressive movement and era.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Race, Modernity and Nation in the Reception of Deweyâ€™s Pedagogy in Mexico 2. Radical Dewey: Deweyan Pedagogy in Mexico, 1915-1923 3. Practical Dewey: Mexican Protestants and the Promise of America 4. MoisÃ©s SaÃ©nz and the Revolutionary Project of the Escuelas Activas 5. Dangerous Dewey: The Critique of the Dewey Project in Mexico (and Deweyâ€™s Critique of Mexico)
Victor J. Rodriguez is Lecturer in History at Wenzhou-Kean University, China.