|News Display: Happy Birthday, John Dewey!|
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Description/Abstract: News Display: Happy Birthday, John Dewey!, Friday, 10/20
The son of Archibald Sprague Dewey and Lucina Artemisia Rich Dewey and the second of four boys, John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont. Dewey came from a modest family, but went on to become one of the most influential of philosophers, psychologists, and educational reformers of all time. His profound belief in democracy, advocacy for pragmatism, and celebrated work in progressive education earned him international respect. In 1904 Dewey left the University of Chicago to come to Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was appointed a seat on the faculty and spent years writing Experience and Nature.
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