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Some subscribers to LRNASST- L might be 
interested in a recent discussion-list post "John 
Dewey Lives - A Dialogue"  [Hake (2012)]. The 
abstract reads:

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ABSRACT: Kevin Stacey in an AERA-C post titled 
"Bill Ayers 'exhumes' John Dewey for a 
conversation on progressive education" pointed to 
an article "John Dewey Lives - A Dialogue" [Ayers 
& Schubert (2012)] at <http://bit.ly/Jp4bxF>]. 
This is an edited transcript of a conversation 
between educators William C. Ayers (WCA) and 
William H. Schubert (WHS), with the latter, WHS, 
former president of the John Dewey Society 
<http://bit.ly/JrxTlF>, playing the role of John 
Dewey (JD).

In one exchange WCA asks WHS (JD) to respond to 
Glenn Beck's assertion that Dewey thought 
"Teachers aren't there to tell a child if he or 
she is right or wrong  THEY'RE THERE TO HELP THE 
CHILD THROUGH A TOUCHY-FEELY PERIOD OF SELF 
DISCOVERY."

WHS (JD) responded that in "Experience and 
Education" Dewey (1938. 1997)  had written that 
"in considering the difference between 
traditional and progressive education, we 
shouldn't just take one side or the other, but we 
should look at a deeper level where they can both 
be integrated." And in "Democracy and Education" 
Dewey (1916; 1997) had written that "EDUCATION IS 
RECONSTRUCTION AND REORGANIZATION OF EXPERIENCE 
WHICH ADDS TO THE MEANING OF EXPERIENCE, AND 
WHICH INCREASES ABILITY TO DIRECT THE COURSE OF 
SUBSEQUENT EXPERIENCE. . . . SO IT'S NOT JUST A 
CATERING TO INTERESTS.

For another exhumation of John Dewey see Ted 
Ansbacher's incisive "An Interview with John 
Dewey on Science Education" [Ansbacher (2000) 
<http://bit.ly/I89zmr> (click on "articles in 
pdf" at the top of the page)].
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To access the complete 13 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/IFtcED>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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"The belief that all genuine education comes 
about through experience does not mean that all 
experiences are genuinely or equally educative."
         John Dewey (1938; 1997, p. 25) "Experience and Education"

". . .the organized subject matter of the 
specialist represents the goal toward which 
education should continuously move."
        John Dewey (1938; 1997, p. 83) "Experience and Education"


REFERENCES [All URL's shortened by 
<http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 27 April 2012.]
Hake, R.R. 2012. " John Dewey Lives - A 
Dialogue," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at 
<http://bit.ly/IFtcED>. Post of 27 Apr 2012 
15:16:58-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The 
abstract and link to the complete post are also 
being transmitted to several discussion lists and 
are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at 
<http://bit.ly/IFAet9> with a provision for 
comments.




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