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In every human cultural society there is always someone who has the guts to stand up and make a difference in the world These people are often criticized for there work but often prevail though it Just as Christopher Columbus had done in the 1400s He proclaimed that the world is round not flat and was looked at like a nut But in his voyage around the world he proved everyone wrong John Dewey in some aspects was just like Christopher Columbus in the fact that he wanted to change societies thoughts about education In terms of Americas progressive movements John Dewey was first praised and them tattered for his ideas and thoughts John Dewey was a highly educated person who used the channels of educations to form his views about the education system as it was For Dewey the education system left him open for changes and integration of new teaching methods Not necessarily teaching methods but new programs for students Dewey felt that the system that was in place was too organized and the intricate parts of socialization were going to be lost For Dewey the school itself was a social institution a part of society and needed to be consciously organized as such In Deweys formation learning was a natural byproduct of concrete social activity So by organizing schools like other social institutions Dewey believed learning would lose the abstract quality that permeated so much of the academic study that went on in schools 222 Wyne Urban Schools are designed not only to teach a certain curriculum but also to teach socialization of the children along with further development of the mind Dewey felt that there were a few improvements which could help this process Along with help from his long time friend Parker Deweys primary goal of education was that of exploration He did not want to follow the standard educational system However he was very smart in the fact
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