Bertrand Russell and John Dewey, major philosophers of the twentieth century, shared many important views on education. However, it is both interesting and instructive to note their differences about the nature of content, the role of democracy in education and the process of individual development. Both philosophers were progressive educators who wanted schools to be experiential and secular. While many aspects of Dewey's thinking about schooling remain a definitive part of modern pedagogy, Russell's perspectives add dimensions missing from Dewey which were derived from Russell's unique life experiences and intellect.
Rockler, Michael J.
"Russell Vs. Dewey on Education,"
Education and Culture:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol10/iss1/art3