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John Dewey believed in education, and he believed in American participatory democracy. Simpson uses personal anecdotes, Dewey s extensive writings, and even Chinese legends to discuss Dewey s ideas about teaching democracy, independent thinking, and a sense of community. They are as relevant today as when they were written.
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“This is a very well written, insightful study of John Dewey's educational philosophy that adds to the literature on John Dewey. I am particularly impressed with Professor Simpson's use of other major thinkers like Henry David Thoreau, Chuang Tzu, Richard Rorty, Aldo Leopold, Hilary Putnam, Richard Bernstein, Reinhold Niebuhr to help critique and make fuller an understanding of Dewey. This is a truly synthetic piece of work and is academically serious, while at the same time being very accessible to the non specialist. I recommend it without hesitation.” —Dr. Jasper S. Hunt, Professor of Experiential Education and Leadership Studies, Department of Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato “Steve Simpson's work here is both insightful and refreshing. With an impressive combination of primary source material and personal reflection, Rediscovering Dewey should be required reading for students and practitioners alike. It is the rare work that so seamlessly integrates rigorous academic scholarship with practical examples and illustrations and Simpson models this form of public pedagogy extraordinarily well. Rediscovering Dewey will be an important contribution to our understanding of both John Dewey and the field of experiential education.” —Jay Roberts, Associate Professor, Education/Environmental Studies, Earlham College, author of Beyond Learning By Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential EducationAbout the Author:
Steven Simpson is an author, speaker, professor and editor. Currently he serves as the Chair of the Department of Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Steven has been a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan and he has also taught at the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. He has contributed articles to books, served as the Editor of the Journal of Experiential Education and published articles in the Journal of Experiential Education, Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, Journal of Environmental Education, Society and Natural Resources, Recreational Sports Journal, Call to Earth: Journal of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, Journal of Applied Recreation Research, Chinese Environment and Development, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (UK), Journal of Geographical Science (Taiwan), and many others.
Steven is a coauthor of The Chiji Guidebook: A Collection of Experiential Activities and Ideas for Using Chiji Cards and The Processing Pinnacle: An Educator s Guide to Better Processing, and the author of The Leader Who is Hardly Known: Self-less Teaching From the Chinese Tradition.
Dr. Simpson holds a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife and daughter live in La Crosse, WI.
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Book Description Wood N Barnes, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1885473613
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Book Description Wood N Barnes, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 130 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.60 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1885473613