Friday, October 06, 2006

Great Dewey quote...who said he can't write well?

As I do my final hurried preparations to head up north, that be Evanston IL, for this weekend's working conference on "listening" in education (along with fellow blogger Nick Burbules), I read this quote from John Dewey's Democracy and Education in one of the conference papers, by fellow participant Walter C. Parker:

Since a democratic society repudiates the principle of external authority, it must find a substitute in voluntary disposition and interest; these can be created only by education.

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