Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer

By Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School Julie Meyer, a pioneering scholar in the sociology of labor, was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on January

Allen Austill

Category : Education, People
Allen Austill

  Author: Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School I never had the pleasure of knowing Allen Austill directly. I heard him spoken of by

Thorstein Veblen

Category : Education, Founding
Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American economist and sociologist, and leader of the

Margaret McKay Tee

Category : Education, Students
Margaret McKay Tee

Margaret McKay Tee was born in 1882 and raised in Pennsylvania until her family moved to Colorado. Following her education at Colorado College, she

Clara Mayer

Category : Education, Sociology, Women
Clara Mayer

Clara Woolie Mayer was an educator associated with the New School for Social Research for nearly 30 years. Ms. Mayer was the New School’s

Eugene Lang

Category : Education
Eugene Lang

Eugene M. “Gene” Lang (born March 16, 1919, New York City) is an American philanthropist who founded REFAC Technology Development Corporation in 1951. REFAC

Russell Kirk

Category : Education, Sociology
Russell Kirk

Russell Kirk (1918 – 29 April 1994) was an American political theorist, conservative intellectual, historian of ideas, social critic, and man of letters, who

Margo Jefferson

Category : Arts, Education, Writing
Margo Jefferson

Margo Lillian Jefferson (born October 17, 1947) is a former theatre critic at The New York Times and a professor at Eugene Lang College

Sidney Hook

Category : Education, Sociology
Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook was born on December 20, 1902, to Issac and Jennie Hook. He studied at the City College of New York (BA) and

Paulo Freire

Category : Education, Race
Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire was born in 1921 in Recife, Brazil. He became familiar with poverty and hunger during the 1929 Great Depression. In school he

John Dewey, “Education as Growth” and “Experience and Thinking”

Category : Education, Founding

The following pages embody an endeavor to detect and state the ideas implied in a democratic society and to apply these ideas to the problems of the enterprise of education. The discussion includes an indication of the constructive aims and methods of public education as seen from this point of view, and a critical estimate of the theories of knowing and moral development which were formulated in earlier social conditions, but which still operate, in societies nominally democratic, to hamper the adequate realization of the democratic ideal. As will appear from the book itself, the philosophy stated in this book connects the growth of democracy with the development of the experimental method in the sciences, evolutionary ideas in the biological sciences, and the industrial reorganization, and is concerned to point out the changes in subject matter and the method of education indicated by these developments.

Source: Democracy and Education (NY: Macmillian, 1916)

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John Dewey, “My Pedagogic Creed” 

Category : Education, Founding

I believe that all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race. This process begins unconsciously almost at birth, and is continually shaping the individual’s powers, saturating his consciousness, forming his habits, training his ideas, and arousing his feelings and emotions. Through this unconscious education the individual gradually comes to share in the intellectual and moral resources which humanity has succeeded in getting together. He becomes an inheritor of the funded capital of civilization. The most formal and technical education in the world cannot safely depart from this general process. It can only organize it; or differentiate it in some particular direction.

Source: School Journal ,  54 (1897): 77-80

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