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ERIC Number: EJ794901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Reconciling Open-Mindedness and Belief
Adler, Jonathan
Theory and Research in Education, v2 n2 p127-142 2004
Can one be open-minded about a strongly held belief? I defend a reconciliation of the suggested conflict that turns on open-mindedness as an educational aim subordinate to the aim of knowledge, and as an attitude about one's beliefs (a second-order or meta-belief), not a weakened attitude toward a proposition believed. The reconciliation is applied to a number of related issues such as the tension between teaching for autonomy and rightful claims to authority. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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