[caption id="attachment_125669" align="alignleft" width="150"] Learning should be centered on the student, not the teacher, McGuire writes.[/caption]

American philosopher, psychologist, and educational crusader John Dewey often wrote about education reform, and although he died in 1952, several recurrent themes in his writings have special significance for modern teachers.

Dewey continually argued that education and learning were social and interactive processes. He also believed that students thrive in an environment where they are allowed to experience and interact with the curriculum and that all students should have the opportunity to take part in their...

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