John Dewey on Today’s Educational System


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John Dewey on Today’s Educational System
As noted in the title page, this paper will compare today’s educational system with the philosophy and Lab School approach of John Dewey. The paper will begin by looking at how Dewey championed curricular integration and team teaching and will discuss how these two approaches have become increasingly commonplace in our modern education system; the essay will also take note of the fact that Dewey believed in vertical integration as well as horizontal integration – and educational professionals today tend to overlook the value of vertical curricular integration at their peril. Moving further along, the essay will highlight how Dewey’s approach to teaching laid the foundation for today’s constructivist...
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