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Progressive museum practice : John Dewey and democracy

Author: George E Hein
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Preeminent museum education theorist George E. Hein explores the work, philosophy, and impact of educational reformer John Dewey and his importance for museums. Hein traces current practice in museum education to Dewey's early 20th-century ideas about education, democracy, and progress toward improving society, and in so doing provides a rare history of museum education as a profession. Giving special attention to  Read more...
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Named Person: John Dewey; John Dewey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George E Hein
ISBN: 9781598744804 1598744801 9781598744811 159874481X 9781611325904 1611325900 9781611327878 1611327873
OCLC Number: 764361171
Description: 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Educational theory --
John Dewey and museums --
Charles Willson Peale and the birth of the democratic museum --
Museum education in the progressive era --
John Dewey and Albert Barnes --
Progressive education in art museums --
Museum education in the 1960s --
Progressive museum practice in the 21st century.
Responsibility: George E. Hein.

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George E. Hein explores the impact on current museum theory and practice of early 20th-century educational reformer John Dewey s philosophy, covering philosophies that shaped today s best practices."  Read more...
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Infused with Hein's trademark warmth and fair-mindedness, this book will spark rich discussion about John Dewey and our progressive museum education heritage, and is sure to be welcomed across the Read more...

 
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