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Title: School and Democracy: A Reassessment of G. H. Mead’s Educational Ideas
Authors: Carreira da Silva, Filipe
Keywords: Meadeducationdemocracy
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Filipe Carreira da Silva, "School and Democracy: A Reassessment of G. H. Mead’s Educational Ideas", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XII (2010) 1, pp. 181−194.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XII (2010) 1
In this paper I wish to provide a re-examination of G. H. Mead’s educational ideas and
their radical democratic import. Drawing on both published and unpublished materials, I
discuss how Mead applies his social psychological insights to a number of educational matters.
In particular, I will focus on the relation between the family and the school, the role
model performed by the problem-solving attitude of experimental science for teaching activities,
the relation between the school and the industrial world, the importance of schooling
to a participative conception of democratic politics, and Mead’s conception of the university
as a scientific institution devoted not to vocational training, but to fundamental
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
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