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ERIC Number: EJ1072402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Awakening to the Politics of Higher Education
Fowler, Francis C.
Philosophical Studies in Education, v37 p127-133 2006
In this article, the author is asking that teacher educators respond to two papers that recommend political activity. Becoming politically active is one way of reacting to the situation that currently faces teacher educators, but political activity is not for everyone. It is time-consuming, exhausting, and at times depressing. It is also fascinating, exciting, and eye-opening; it is not without reason that some have called politics "the only game for real adults." The author would urge anyone who is considering becoming politically active to carefully weigh all the costs before jumping in. The author would also urge him or her to take steps to gain some political savvy before taking the leap rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. In this response, the author has tried to sketch a general outline of what that would entail.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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