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John Dewey

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

John Dewey (1859–1952)
Faculty 1904–30, Emeritus 1939

John Dewey changed American education. He dominated American philosophy and educational thought during his many years at Columbia and Teachers College. A creative and prolific thinker, his influence was—and is, even now—worldwide.

Submitted by Peter E.F. Schmidt, Teachers College 1979 and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1979, who is solely responsible for the content.

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