According to Wiles (2005) Dewey was "America's best known educator-philosopher. Advocated "connectionism" between subjects and pupils through applied learnings. Directed a laboratory school at the University of Chicago. Best known work: Democracy and Education (1916)."
According to Sass, E. (n.d.) "1916 - John Dewey's Democracy and Education. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education is published. Dewey's views help advance the ideas of the "progressive education movement." An outgrowth of the progressive political movement, progressive education seeks to make schools more effective agents of democracy. His daughter, Evelyn Dewey, coauthors Schools of To-morrow with her father, and goes on to write several books on her own."
Sass, E. (n.d.). American History a Hypertext Timeline. Retrieved from: http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/educationhistorytimeline.html#1900