1. What was new about Dewey's ideas and why were they considered "progressive"?
2. In 1897, Dewey wrote that children's interests should form the basis for curriculum planning. How does this concept compare with curriculum planning practices in early childhood and elementary education today?
3. Think back to your own childhood experiences going to school. In what ways was your own education consistent or inconsistent with Dewey's ideas about education, and how did that affect your overall educational experience?