Works by Nelsen, Peter J. (exact spelling)

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    Growth and Resistance: How Deweyan Pragmatism Reconstructs Social Justice Education.Peter J. Nelsen - 2016 - Educational Theory 66 (1-2):231-244.
    While Democracy and Education is often cited within the scholarship on and teaching of social justice education, it and Dewey's work generally remain underutilized. Peter Nelsen argues in this essay that Deweyan pragmatism offers rich resources for social justice education by exploring how Dewey's three-part conception of growth has both analytical and normative force. Nelsen makes this case by examining student resistance to engagement with social justice issues, and concludes from this analysis that resistance is an opportunity for growth. Furthermore, (...)
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    An Overburdened Term: Dewey's Concept of "Experience" as Curriculum Theory.Seaman Jayson & J. Nelsen Peter - 2011 - Education and Culture 27 (1):5-25.
    From the start, John Dewey's ideas about education have been prone to misunderstanding. One of the greatest casualties has been "experience," a term so routinely misappropriated that Dewey ultimately decided to abandon it. He wrote, "I would abandon the term 'experience' because of my growing realization that the historical obstacles which prevented understanding of my use of 'experience' are, for all practical purposes, insurmountable. I would substitute the term 'culture' because with its meanings as now firmly established it can fully (...)
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