1st Edition

John Dewey's Democracy and Education in an Era of Globalization

Edited By Mordechai Gordon, Andrea R. English Copyright 2018
    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    2016 marked the hundred-year anniversary of John Dewey’s seminal work Democracy and Education. This centennial presented philosophers and educators with an opportunity to reexamine and evaluate its impact on various aspects of education in democratic societies. This volume brings together some of the leading scholars on John Dewey and education from around the world in order to reflect on the legacy of Democracy and Education, and, more generally, to consider the influence of Dewey’s ideas on education in the twenty-first century. John Dewey’s Democracy and Education in an Era of Globalization is unique in that it explores some important tensions and relationships among Dewey’s ideas on democracy, education, and human flourishing in an era of globalization. The contributors make sense of how Dewey would have interpreted and responded to the phenomenon of globalization.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory.

    Introduction: John Dewey’s Democracy and Education in an Era of Globalization Mordechai Gordon and Andrea R. English

    1. Globalization, Democracy, and Social Movements: The educational potential of activism Kathy Hytten

    2. Complexity and Reductionism in Educational Philosophy—John Dewey’s Critical Approach in ‘Democracy and Education’ Reconsidered Kersten Reich, Jim Garrison and Stefan Neubert

    3. Not ‘democratic education’ but ‘democracy and education’: Reconsidering Dewey’s oft misunderstood introduction to the philosophy of education John Quay

    4. Thinking my way back to you: John Dewey on the communication and formation of concepts Megan J. Laverty

    5. John Dewey and the Role of the Teacher in a Globalized World: Imagination, empathy, and ‘third voice’ Andrea R. English

    6. American philosophy and its Eastern strains: Crisis, resilience, and self-transcendence Naoko Saito

    7. Why Should Scholars Keep Coming Back to John Dewey? Mordechai Gordon


    Mordechai Gordon is a Professor of Education in the School of Education at Quinnipiac University, USA. His areas of specialization are the philosophy of education, democratic education, and humor. He is the author of six books and numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Theory, Journal of Teacher Education, Oxford Review of Education, and Journal of Aesthetic Education.

    Andrea R. English is Chancellor’s Fellow in Philosophy of Education at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is author of Discontinuity in Learning: Dewey, Herbart, and Education as Transformation (2013), co-editor of John Dewey's Democracy and Education: A Centennial Handbook (2017), and her research on teaching and learning has been published in a range of international journals and edited volumes.