ERIC Number: EJ613215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Struggle against Positivism.
Boyte, Harry C.
Academe, v86 n4 p46-51 Jul-Aug 2000
Urges faculty involved in community public service to reject an "outside expert" role based on the discredited and outdated theory of positivism. Positivism considers the detached, rational observer the highest judge of truth, thus contributing to the detachment and negative view of most people toward politics. Supports reinvigoration of an alternative tradition combining civic education and knowledge creation. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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