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Since the subject - matter as well as standards of proper conduct are handed
down from the past , the attitude of pupils must , upon the whole , be one of
docility , receptivity , and obedience . Books , especially textbooks , are the chief ...
room , with its fixed rows of desks and its military regimen of pupils who were
permitted to move only at certain fixed signals , put a great restriction upon
intellectual and moral freedom . Strait - jacket and chain - gang procedures had
to be ...
Since freedom resides in the operations of intelligent observation and judgment
by which a purpose is developed , guidance given by the teacher to the exercise
of the pupils ' intelligence is an aid to freedom , not a restriction upon it .
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The popularity of John Dewey, American pragmatist philosopher and education reformer, has largely waned. But during his 90+ years of life, he was one of the most famous public intellectuals alive ... Read full review
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THE NEED OF A THEORY OF EX PERIENCE
CRITERIA OF EXPERIENCE
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