"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
John Dewey (18591952)
Faculty 190430, 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 wasand is, even nowworldwide.
Submitted by Peter E.F. Schmidt, Teachers College 1979 and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1979, who is solely responsible for the content.