A Proper Understanding of K–12 Education:

Theory and Practice

"The Progressive Influence on Modern Education"

Overview

John Dewey, a leading Progressive thinker, sought to reform education in accordance with Progressive ideals. Some of his proposals were attempted haphazardly, and parts of his philosophy persist in education today. However, Dewey’s educational program was never fully implemented, much to his dismay.

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Jon M. Fennell is Dean of Social Sciences and Director and Professor of Teacher Education at Hillsdale College. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Before coming to Hillsdale he was an adjunct instructor at Boise State University (1979, 1981-84) and an adjunct instructor at North Central College (2001).