Call for Papers – ETE – v. 3, n. 2 (July–December 2016) – John Dewey’s reception and influence in Europe and America

Call for Papers

Deadline: 10/02/2016


Monograph Edition

John Dewey’s reception and influence in Europe and America

Coordinator: Luciana Bellatalla (University of Ferrara, Italy)


In 1916 John Dewey published Democracy and Education, a work which, according to numerous scholars, was without doubt his most seminal contribution. Hence, in 2016, to celebrate the centenary of this significant occasion, Espacio, Tiempo y Educación is pleased to invite the academic community to take a fresh look at Dewey’s philosophy.

An original thinker, Dewey had a great impact on the discussion surrounding education, and the development of teaching methods in the 20th century. His ideas can be considered milestones in contemporary education, particularly in terms of its epistemological foundations, the theory of inquiry, and the relationship between politics and education, between a democratic style of life on the one hand and educational practice on the other.

The decision to dedicate an entire edition of Espacio, Tiempo y Educación to Dewey’s work is grounded in the desire to provide a transnational contribution to the analysis of Dewey’s legacy in different cultural contexts, and to trace its effect on both the history and current theories of education. Scholars are invited not only to analyse Democracy and Education in the context of Dewey’s philosophy, but also to define what influence this book has had, and still has, on the theory of education. The ultimate aim is to shed light on how Dewey’s ideas (specifically those published in Democracy and Education) were received in various countries and times, thereby highlighting the metamorphosis that this educational masterwork has undergone throughout the century since its publication.