Jenlink, Patrick M., "Dewey's Social Imaginary of Democratic Education," pp. 3-20 in Charles L. Lowery and Patrick M. Jenlink, eds, The Handbook of Dewey's Educational Theory and Practice. Boston: Brill Sense, 2019.


Makes evident through quotes form Dewey's writings what his view of democratic society should look like; it must involve community life, creative confronting of social problems, use of imaginative judgment, done in cooperation with all citizens; be related to a moral order, and employ the method of practical intelligence.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

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Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

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Democratic Education


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