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Conference: Democratic Education, 100 Years Beyond Dewey

Our Director of Special Projects Steve Dubb will keynote this conference, which addresses the issue of education, career readiness, and democracy:

As there is mounting pressure for education to exist for the sole purpose of career readiness, rather than to also advance society and democracy, we must ask ourselves 100 years later, the extent to which we have fulfilled Dewey’s vision of education and democracy. While Dewey’s work was focused on K-12 education, we believe that he raised critical questions and ideas that relate to higher education today. During the 2016 CEI we will explore the ways in which higher education is promoting democratic practices within higher education generally and/or individual institutions; within our classrooms; and how we are developing democratic practice within individual students; and engaging with our local communities democratically... see full event description and agenda.