Progressive Education: Views from John Dewey’s Education Philosophy
Keywords:John Dewey, progressive educational views, educational philosophy, democracy in education
The study aims to clarify some actual contents that we think should be noted in the study of Dewey’s educational philosophy. The study begins with Dewey’s criticism of traditional education, which served as the basis for his progressive educational views. The article then analyzes the learner-centric educational process and teacher’s qualities from a progressive viewpoint. Progressive education’s ultimate aim is to achieve democracy in education. That, in our opinion, is the prominent reason that the influence of Dewey’s educational philosophy continues to have a bearing on the education systems of the United States, many European countries, and Asia. The article concludes with John Dewey’s contributions to educational development to demonstrate that his progressive educational views still have directional value and provide meaningful guidance for educational innovation in many countries.
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