The School and Society is similar to 's . The text is based on stenographic notes of lectures, prepared for publication by colleagues, in the absence of the author. was very involved in the school program, enrolling his son Henry as a student, and serving as president of the Parents' Association.
's approach to education is the basis of 's later work on educational reform, particularly as that work relates to vocational education and approaches to curriculum development in general.
The School and Society may be 's most popular (and most translated) publication. It describes the rationale behind the University Elementary School that made his pedagogic approach famous. Originally published in 1900, we present the 1907 edition for two reasons. First the only copy of the 1900 edition that we have been able to locate was too fragile for photocopying or scanning. Second, the later printings of the book acknowledge the role played by George and Helen in preparing the text.
The School and Social Process (1907)
The School and the Life of the Child (1907)
Waste in Education (1907)
Three Years of the University Elementary School (1907)
The Psychology of Elementary Education (1915)
Froebel's Educational Principles (1915)
The Psychology of Occupations (1915)
The Development of Attention (1915)
The Aim of History in Elementary Education (1915)
In his introduction to this volume, Joe R. Burnett states Dewey’s theme. Industrialization, urbanization, science, and technology have created a revolution the schools cannot ignore. Dewey carries this theme through eight chapters: The School and Social Progress; The School and the Life of the Child; Waste in Education; Three Years of the University Elementary School; The Psychology of Elementary Education; Froebel’s Educational Principles; The Psychology of Occupations; and the Development of Attention.