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Phillips, Stephanie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is part of a public health initiative to limit the spread of infectious disease. The local debate over this proposed action provides a current case study of a public, scientific controversy in which citizens and officials disagree about what is best for the community. The case…
Descriptors: Genetics, Entomology, Public Health, Case Studies
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Ells, Kevin – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current communication textbooks proffer conflicting, vague, or incomplete definitions of the core concepts of "mass communication" and "news," contributing to confusion among students, and subsequently in the public sphere, of what experts in the field mean when discussing news and mass media. The analysis in this article…
Descriptors: Mass Media, News Media, Definitions, Journalism Education
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Alix, Sébastien-Akira – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
At the 1900 Paris World's Fair, Frances Benjamin Johnston, one of America's first women photographers, played a key role in publicising in Europe American progressivism and emancipation in education. Through displaying photographs taken in the Washington DC public schools, she revealed to the international audience how American progressive…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Photography, Public Schools, Audiences
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Brüggemann, A. Jelmer; Forsberg, Camilla; Colnerud, Gunnel; Wijma, Barbro; Thornberg, Robert – Journal of Moral Education, 2019
Bystander passivity has received increased attention in the prevention of interpersonal harm, but it is poorly understood in many settings. In this article we explore bystander passivity in three settings based on existing literature: patient abuse in health care; bullying among schoolchildren; and oppressive treatment of students by teachers.…
Descriptors: Patients, Health Services, Bullying, Teacher Student Relationship
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Yilmaz, Meliha; Yilmaz, Ugur; Demir-Yilmaz, Ece Nur – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
With the developing technology, acceleration of visual production and increasing of peoples' relation with generated visuals (painting, photograph, video, computer games, poster, etc.), is a situation which affect perceptual and behavioral characteristic of people. As a result of connection with generated visuals, changes at the perception and…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Socialization, Correlation, Learning Theories
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Olson, Jade – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
Environmentalist voices like the Earth Liberation Front have been labeled "eco-terrorists." The 2011 documentary film "If a Tree Falls" explores how "eco-terrorism" troubles the unstable border between activism and terrorism. This essay offers a textual analysis of the film's negotiation of the activism/terrorism…
Descriptors: Activism, Terrorism, Conservation (Environment), Films
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St. Angelo, Sarah K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Randy Olson's book, "Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style", was used to supplement a senior seminar in nanomaterials. While students learned about the chemistry behind useful properties of nanomaterials, they also analyzed how nanomaterials applications are presented to the public through advertising, science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High Schools, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Ward, Sophie – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
This paper offers a critical analysis of the imposition of Fundamental British Values (FBVs) in schools and nurseries as part of Prevent, the UK's counter-terrorism strategy, and compares the rationale of this policy with the motivation for Theatre in Education (TIE). This paper argues that the 'values' promoted through education under Prevent…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Teaching Methods, Social Values, Propaganda
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Salö, Linus – Language and Education, 2018
The dominance of English in scientific production raises issues in relation to certain responsibilities of Swedish universities, linked to the dissemination of knowledge and the development of the Swedish language. In light of this, the article deals with Swedish-language summaries (SLSs) in English-language doctoral theses. It treats the SLS as…
Descriptors: Universities, Swedish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Meeusen, Meghann – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
As critical study of adapted texts moves away from a focus on fidelity to explore questions of adaptive practice, picturebook to film adaptation offers unique opportunities to redirect discourse related to the value of adaptive changes. Because feature-length films made from children's picturebooks "require" filmmakers to add substantial…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Films, Media Adaptation, Childrens Literature
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Candiotto, Laura – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article proposes an analysis of Plato's "Sophist" (230b4--e5) that underlines the bond between the logical and the emotional components of the Socratic "elenchus", with the aim of depicting the social valence of this philosophical practice. The use of emotions characterizing the 'elenctic' method described by Plato is…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Philosophy, Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns
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Klitenic Wear, Sarah – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
Based on a reading of Basil's "Ad Adulescentes" and the epistles, it is clear that Basil finds moral value in Homer and Hesiod. The trickier issue is to what extent Basil uses Homer and Hesiod in his homilies. It seems that Basil does not abandon his respect for the utility of Hellenic "paideia" for the Christian in his…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Moral Values, Education, Religion
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Pitts, Stephanie E. – Music Education Research, 2017
Music education has a long history of defending its place in the school curriculum, with practitioners and researchers alike arguing for the creative, social and cognitive benefits of music in young people's lives. Meanwhile, those who doubt the benefits of musical learning--or more likely give them very little thought--are themselves the product…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music, Musicians
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Procario-Foley, Carl B. – Religious Education, 2017
This article examines how the field of religious education informs religiously based colleges and universities as they teach about their institutional missions. A discussion of the audiences, languages, and the temporal orientations of institutional mission education is intended to provide insights and parameters as mission offices chart their…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Institutional Mission, Futures (of Society), Accountability
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Carroll, James Edward – Teaching History, 2017
Jim Carroll was concerned that A-level textbooks failed to provide his students with a model of the multi-voicedness that characterises written history. In order to show his students that historians constantly engage in argument as they write, Carroll turned to academic scholarship for models of multi-voiced history. Carroll explains here how he…
Descriptors: Essays, Oral Language, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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