Fallace, Thomas D., "Tracing John Dewey's Influence on Progressive Education, 1903-1951: Toward a Received Dewey," Teachers College Record, 113(March, 2011), 463-492.


Focuses on what Dewey's peers took from his ideas and used for their own purposes in shaping thought and practice in civic and social education--often in ways that conflicted with Dewey's actual statements; challenges the conventional understandings of social efficiency and social justice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Social Studies, Materials Development and Evaluation, Social Efficiency/Control


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