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ERIC Number: ED269121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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What Is a 'Community of Inquiry'?
Sharp, Ann Margaret
Assumptions about nature and personhood and the relationship between the two are implicated in the aim of doing philosophy with elementary school students and transforming classrooms into communities of inquiry. Assumptions are also made about dialogue; truth; knowledge; and the ability of children to form communities that will engender care for others as persons with rights, that will tolerate others' views, feelings, imaginings, and creations, and will care for their happiness as for one's own. In doing philosophy with young school children, assumptions are made about children's ability to commit themselves to objectivity, impartiality, consistency, and reasonableness. This latter assumption has social, moral, and political implications. This paper attempts to disclose and clarify such assumptions. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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