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John Dewey
His Life and Legacy: Giants Series

Year

2005

Producer

Davidson Films, Inc

Country of Origin

United States

Duration

00:41:00

Product Code

DAV01001000

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John Dewey wrote extensively about philosophy, psychology, education, political science, and the arts. In his very full 92 years of life (1859-1952), he not only wrote about the breadth of life, he participated in it as a teacher, social critic, political activist and involved family man. This fully produced film introduces students to his philosophy and his critical studies of education, the arts and the implications of democracy for the lives of individuals and their communities. Dewey lived in a different era of history than we do, but many of his concerns are very relevant to life today.Maintaining a democracy in the face of diverse ethnic values, educating the young to participate fully in the life of their community, and expanding individual perceptions through participation in the arts were among the issues he examined. Contemporary examples of the influence of his work include footage of noted educator Deborah Meier's Mission Hill School in Roxbury, Massachusetts; commentary b

Key Product Data

Production Year
2005

Duration
00:41:00

Producer
Davidson Films, Inc

Country Of Origin
United States

Level
Senior Secondary to Professional

Product Code
DAV01001000