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Is there progress in education? If not, why not?

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Abstract:

This is the last of four essays discussing John Dewey's essay, 'Education as engineering'. It assumes that educational engineers have failed to achieve the progressive success of bridge builders, and sketches five plausible explanations for this failure. At the end, it is suggested that the assumption is itself questionable.

Keywords: John Dewey; educational engineering; school improvement

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220270802356819

Publication date: 2009-02-01

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