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Who was John Dewey?

Inquiry-based education has its basis in the revolutionary educational theories of John Dewey (1859-1952), who spearheaded educational reform during the first half of the 20th century. Dewey was a founder of the philosophical school of pragmatism and was responsible for shaping the progressive education movement. His theoretical approach grew from education and psychology, and his classic works include Democracy and Education, The School and Society, and The Child and the Curriculum. For other articles and texts, see the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University.

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