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Sidney Hook. First published Thu May 8, 2008 The philosophical career of Sidney Hook was characterized by the length and constancy of his commitment to the philosophy of John Dewey.

Sidney Hook

Hook was a leading interpreter and proponent of Deweyan pragmatic naturalism from his years as Dewey's graduate student at Columbia in the 1920s through the six decades of his philosophical teaching and writing until his death in 1989. He identified with the attribution given to him as “Dewey's bulldog.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Dialectic. Dialectic (also dialectics and the dialectical method) is a method of argument for resolving disagreement that has been central to European and Indian philosophy since antiquity.


The word dialectic originated in ancient Greece, and was made popular by Plato in the Socratic dialogues. The dialectical method is discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, who wish to establish the truth of the matter guided by reasoned arguments.[1] Ten by Ten: Essential Schools That Exemplify the Ten Common Principles. 1 2 3 4 5 6 ref="#7">7 8 9 10 Schools play out the Coalition's Ten Common Principles in different ways, depending on their local context and priorities.

Ten by Ten: Essential Schools That Exemplify the Ten Common Principles

For each principle, here is an Essential school exemplar of its practice, nominated by other school people impressed with how student learning has followed. As Essential schools put into practice the Coalition's Ten Common Principles, they interpret those basic beliefs in ways that necessarily reflect very different local contexts. As the principles work in concert, moreover, schools often find that one rises to prominence, prompting a press for excellence that illumines and ignites other areas of change as well. Vygotsky.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (January 12, 1746 – February 17, 1827) was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

He founded several educational institutions both in German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto was "Learning by head, hand and heart". Thanks to Pestalozzi, illiteracy in 18th-century Switzerland was overcome almost completely by 1830[citation needed]. Thoughts on Teaching, 2001. In 2001, I retired from fulltime teaching and research at Stanford.

Thoughts on Teaching, 2001

The Dean invited me to give a talk to the graduates and their families that June. Here is an abridged version of what I said. “I have thought a lot about the past 46 years I have spent in education.