Dewey: A Reflection On The Inevitable

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Dewey: A Reflection On The Inevitable

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Why read this book? Good question! Perhaps it is because of a child born today. That child—your child, or perhaps an aspiring student—is destined to live into the 22nd century. Are we—educators, parents, society—providing him or her with the skill to survive and thrive? If the answer is yes, great. If no—why not? Dewey: A Reflection on the Inevitable is intended to start you on a personal path toward transformed thinking; to answer the question, “Why?”. The writers take you on a journey, challenging you to think about tomorrow. Regardless of your role—parent, educator, grandparent—they will confront you with the simple wonder of, “What if?” The book begins in 1938 as John Dewey presents his timeless philosophy that we learn best when our learning flows through what we experience. Dewey believed that there must be another way, a better way to provide children with learning opportunities. The authors summarize Dewey you, patterning each chapter after Dewey’s book, Experience and Education. Then the authors, writing independently, take you on a journey, passing through what is, to what might be, to what is inevitable, from 1938 to the theories of today. As you read, the opportunity lies before you to dream, to consider: “If I could, I would.” We hope you enjoy the journey.

Tom and Duff

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Duff Rearick has spent the past 45 years serving in public and private education.  His career has included teaching, coaching, building and central office administration along with consulting and writing. Duff earned a Bachelor and Master Degree from the College of William and Mary.  He completed doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focused on adult learning, problem solving and motivation. Duff grew up in Chambersburg PA and currently resides in Roanoke VA.  Although blessed in may ways he counts forty-nine years of marriage to Janice, their children Matthew and Erin, their in-law children Mark and Jacki and their five grandchildren Jordan, Luke, Dominick, Sydney and Hayden as truly special gifts in his life.  He can be reached via email at duff@therligroup.com.

Tom Butler lives in the Penns Valley of Pennsylvania, and is a husband and father to three children. Tom grew up in rural Tioga County Pennsylvania working on his grandparents’ farm.  He learned to appreciate the gift of a clean, natural habitat through hours of working outdoors. Tom currently works as the executive director of Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, an educational service agency serving four counties and 35 school districts in rural central Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as a superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, and teacher in rural school districts across Pennsylvania. Dr. Butler received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in 2008 from Penn State University researching the effects of globalization on rural schools and communities in the United States.