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Professor Ties Dr. Seuss to Early 20th Century Education Philosopher in Feinberg Series

SUNY Plattsburgh literacy education professor Dr. Bob Ackland, will connect the dots between Dr. Seuss and educational reformer Dr. John Dewey in the next Feinberg Library “Books that Rocked the World … And Still Do!” series Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. in the library’s third-floor reading room.

Ackland will present “Dr. Seuss Meets Dr. Dewey: Diffendoofer School Exemplifies ‘Democracy and Education,’” which will draw upon notes and sketches found after the death of Seuss’ alter ego, Theodore Geisel’s. Those notes and drawings formed the basis of “Horray for Diffendoofer Day.” Ackland looks at how Dewey’s seminal work on experiential education is connected to the school envisioned by Seuss — a place where you learn to think. 

“Books that Rocked the World … And Still Do!” is a Feinberg special event series that features SUNY Plattsburgh faculty speaking about groundbreaking books that changed our understanding of the world. The series is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tim Hartnett, associate librarian, at 518-564-5205 or [email protected]

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