IS RECONSTRUCTIONISM IN EDUCATION A FLOWERING OF PROGRESSIVISM?
E. V. Sayers
Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Hawaii, now resides in Palo Alto, California. He has had a distinguished career as a teacher and administrator in public schools and universities. He has taught at the Territorial Normal School at Honolulu, University of Washington, Ohio State University, University of California, New York University, Columbia University, and Northwestern University, as well as serving as Chairman of the Department of Education, University of Hawaii. He is the author of EDUCATIONAL ISSUESAND THE UNITY OF EXPERIENCE. In this challenging article, he questions the claim that the reconstructionist philosophy is a logical and adequate farther development of the experimentalist-progressive philosophy which has been such a significant force in the development of democratic education.