Johnston, James Scott, Inquiry and Education: John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006.


Engages Dewey's views of inquiry, experience, growth, community, and democracy by detailing both critic's and supporter's writings on these topics and by offering his own resolution of the issues raised; traces these arguments quite thoroughly using quotations from Dewey and others and systematically analyzes and critiques them; interprets the role of education in all of these.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Democratic Education, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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