Harvard Educational Review
  1. Works about John Dewey 1886–1995

    Edited by Barbara Levine

    This bibliographic reference that lists writings about John Dewey and reviews of his works is an invaluable resource for researchers, philosophers, historians, students, and teachers who are beginning to learn about Dewey, as well as for those more familiar with him. This update of its precursor, Checklist of Writings about John Dewey (last published in 1978), includes works published about John Dewey during the 108-year period from 1886 to 1994. The sheer number of entries (nearly 4,900) points to the significance of Dewey's life and work and his continuing influence on education today.

    The book is well organized in four sections: Books and Articles about Dewey, Reviews of Dewey's Works, Author Index, and the Title Key-Word Index. For example, looking in the Author Index, I found two articles written by contemporary philosopher Cornel West, published in 1986 and 1991. Looking in the Title-Key Word Index, I found fifty articles about Dewey's theories and views on art and art education.

    Unfortunately, the book provides no easy way to access articles by date or journal name. For example, I thought it would be interesting to find all the articles written about John Dewey in the 1880s in order to compare them to contemporary scholars' perspectives on him. This proved to be quite time-consuming, since the only way to do it was to look at the entries one at a time, noting the dates of publication. Fortunately, the editor and her colleagues at the Center for Dewey Studies have discovered this shortcoming, and they are in the process of producing a CD-ROM version that would allow users to easily complete such a search. They also plan to update it periodically via the World Wide Web.

    In sum, this volume and its forthcoming companion CD-ROM not only make writings about John Dewey more accessible, but also demonstrate the diversity of topics, fields of knowledge, and people that were influenced by this great philosopher and educator.

    I.H.
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    Abstracts

    The Colonizer/Colonized Chicana Ethnographer
    Identity, Marginalization, and Co-optation in the Field
    By Sofia Villenas
    "To Take Them at Their Word"
    Language Data in the Study of Teachers' Knowledge
    By Donald Freeman
    Inclusion, School Restructuring, and the Remaking of American Society
    By Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gartner
    Sustained Inquiry in Education
    Lessons from Skill Grouping and Class Size
    By Frederick Mosteller, Richard J. Light and Jason A. Sachs

    Book Notes

    Saving Our Sons
    By Marita Golden

    This Is How We Live and Tapori

    Wasting America's Future: The Children's Defense Fund Report on the Cost of Child Poverty
    By Arloc Sherman; Introduction by Marian Wright Edelman; Foreword by Robert M. Solow

    Blacked Out
    By Signithia Fordham

    Works about John Dewey 1886–1995
    Edited by Barbara Levine

    Natasha
    By Matthew Lipman

    Diversity in Higher Education
    By Caryn McTighe Musil, with Mildred Garcia, Yolanda Moses, and Daryl G. Smith

    Handbook of Qualitative Research
    Edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln.

    Commissions, Reports, Reforms, and Educational Policy
    Edited by Rick Ginsberg and David N. Plank.

    The Multilevel Design
    By Harry J. M. Huttner and Pieter van den Eeden.

    Search and Seizure in the Public Schools (Second Edition)
    By Lawrence F. Rossow and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich