From all I can tell, either Deweys quote was from some speech he gave that has been lost to the ages, or he never said it. MANY people credit that specific quote to him, though; there has to be a root, there, somewhere, even if it was someone else talking about Dewey. All that aside, though, the quotes that CAN be legitimately accredited to John Dewey...
In other words, it's false but accurate.
posted on 03/27/2013 4:30:09 AM PDT
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“...false but accurate.”
Dewey actually said several other things that show his take on children’s independent thought was completely different than characterized by the misquote. So, the misquote is inaccurate. The only sense in which it rings true is in it’s placement of Dewey as an avid collectivist, which he was. Dewey’s humanist, socialist, Marxist, collectivist streak was a mile wide, and not conducive of the formation of an educational structure suited to the preservation of this Republic. Any extent to which his influence on the developing system was marginalized can be considered good.
posted on 03/27/2013 7:22:53 AM PDT
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