We have to return to Pestalozzi to find an educationist who so dominated the educational stage as John Dewey did throughout the first half of the twentieth century, and he played this part by virtue of the fact that in him were concentrated in a special degree the progressive tendencies of his age and country. Writing of the democratic way of life and the significance in it of intelligence, Dewey explained that he did not invent this faith but acquired it from his surroundings, and the same explanation might be offered for the other features of his philosophic and educational outlook.
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