This volume explores the reception of John Dewey’s ideas in various historical and geographical settings such as Japan, China, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Russia, and Germany, analyzing how and why Dewey’s thought was interpreted in various ways according to mediating local discursive and ideological configurations and formations.

chapter |19 pages

Deweyan Thought Refracted Through Time and Space

Studies on the Trans-Continental Dissemination and Culture-Specific Re-Contextualization of Educational Knowledge
ByJürgen Schriewer

part |60 pages

Reading Dewey in the Hispanic American World

chapter |20 pages

The Readings of John Dewey's Work and the Intersection of Catholicism

The Cases of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza and the Thesis of Father Alberto Hurtado, S.J. on Dewey
ByRosa Bruno-Jofré, Gonzalo Jover

chapter |16 pages

Dewey in Argentina (1916–1946)

Tradition, Intention, and Situation in the Production of a Selective Reading
ByMarcelo Caruso, Inés Dussel

chapter |22 pages

Ruralizing Dewey

The American Friend, Internal Colonization, and the Action School in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (1921–1940)
ByRosa Bruno-Jofré, Carlos Martínez Valle

part |65 pages

Reception and Appropriation of Dewey's Ideas in East Asia

chapter |33 pages

The Chinese Dewey

Friend, Fiend, and Flagship
ByBarbara Schulte

chapter |30 pages

Re-Contextualizing Foreign Influence in Japan's Educational History

The (Re)Reception of John Dewey
ByJeremy Rappleye

part |23 pages

Dewey in the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Space

chapter |21 pages

Diffusion-Reception Networks of Pedagogical Knowledge

The Circulation of John Dewey's Educational Discourse in the Luso-Afro-Brazilian Space
ByAna Isabel Madeira

part |44 pages

Political and Social Contours Framing the Uptaking of Dewey's Ideas in Western and Eastern Europe

chapter |23 pages

John Dewey and the Development of Education in Russia Before 1930

Report on a Forgotten Reception 1
ByIrina McHitarjan

chapter |19 pages

A “New Republic”?

The Debate between John Dewey and Walter Lippmann and Its Reception in Pre- and Postwar Germany
ByNorbert Grube

chapter |14 pages


Intersections, Oppositions, and Configurations in the Transnational Readings of Dewey
ByJames Scott Johnston