(Aired February 1, 2001)
Description: Act I of this podcast is particularly relevant to Dewey and discussions of progressive education. This act tells the story of how a father helped his 12 children build a ship in their backyard and proceed to structure a large part of the family’s life around role playing on the ship. A good example of the relationship between interest and discipline (in Democracy and Education) and social control (Experience and Education).
Topics/Themes: Progressive education