Educating for Democracy with Hickman, Garrison, Diller & Goulah


Living as Learning:
The Humanistic Challenge to Contemporary Education  

Friday, June 17th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Reception at 6:00pm

Please RSVP here for this free event!

On Friday, June 17th, we will host a timely panel discussion exploring key challenges and opportunities in today’s educational climate. In commemoration of the centennial of John Dewey's historic book Democracy and Education, as well as the 20th anniversary of Daisaku Ikeda's lecture "Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship," panelists will share their visions for education in the 21st century. Please join us for what promises to be a provocative and hopeful discussion.


Ann Diller, Professor Emerita, Philosophy of Education, University of New Hampshire

Jim Garrison, Professor of Philosophy of Education, Virginia Tech

Jason Goulah, Director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, and Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education, DePaul University  

Larry Hickman, Director Emeritus, Center for Dewey Studies, and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Southern Illinois University

This event is free and open to the public  

"Since growth is the characteristic of life, education is all one with growing; it has no end beyond itself. The criterion of the value of school education is the extent in which it creates a desire for continued growth and supplies means for making the desire effective in fact."
- John Dewey, "Democracy and Education"

"Education is a uniquely human privilege. It is the source of inspiration that enables us to become fully and truly human, to fulfill a constructive mission in life with composure and confidence."
- Daisaku Ikeda, "Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship"

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