Episode 70: John Dewey & Social Studies with Daniel Stuckart

In episode 70, Michael and Dan chat with Daniel Stuckart to discuss his work connecting the many theories of John Dewey to today. This is probably a good refresher to many, like Michael, who had forgotten about John Dewey from their Education Theory class.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. We discussed using Google Earth to check out the world referencing Episode 66: Teaching Geography with Chris Heffernan.
  2. We referenced two of Larry Cuban’s works
    1. Cuban, L. Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920. Teachers College Press, 1986.
    2. Cuban, L. Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom. Harvard University Press, 2001.
  3. Daniel Stuckart’s books about John Dewey
    1. Stuckart, D. W, and Jeffrey Glantz. Revisiting Dewey: Best Practices for Educating the Whole Child Today. Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2010.
    2. Stuckart, D. W. Turning Pragmatism into Practice: A Vision for Social Studies TeachersRowman & Littlefield Education, 2018.
      1. You can order this now!
  4. Dewey, J. Experience and EducationKappa Delta Pi, 1938.
  5. Dewey, J. Democracy and EducationThe MacMilllan Company, 1916.
  6. Saye, J. & the Social Studies Inquiry Research Collaborative (SSIRC) (2013). Authentic Pedagogy: Its Presence in Social Studies Classrooms and Relationship to Student Performance on State-mandated TestsTheory and Research in Social Education. 41(1), 1-44. Full list of authors available here.


Daniel W. Stuckart is Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at the City University of New York, Lehman College in the Bronx, New York City. He serves as the undergraduate Middle and High School Education adviser, coordinator for the graduate Social Studies Education program, and Faculty Director of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. His research interests include the intersection of technology, urban education, and democratic practices. He is co-author of a book entitled, Revisiting Dewey: Best Practices for Educating the Whole Child Today (2010), and author of Turning Pragmatism into Practice: A Vision for Social Studies Teachers, (in press, Rowman & Littlefield). He can be contacted at daniel.stuckart@lehman.cuny.edu.


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