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Gordon, Jane Anna – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2010
"Elitism" is frequently invoked among the pantheon of "isms" actively to be disavowed. Indeed the charge of elitism often takes the form of reiteration, of identifying yet another manifestation of adherence to traditional standards steeped in discrimination by sex, race, and class, this time in their institutional guises in the merit credited to…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Social Justice
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Kovalainen, Heikki A. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
In this article, it will be my aim to outline the key features of Emerson's original conception of "Bildung," with special reference to the links, first, between the American essayist and Wilhelm von Humboldt, and second, Emerson and John Dewey. After introductory notes on how to map out Emersonian "Bildung" in relation to the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Comparative Analysis, Self Actualization
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Mathebula, Thokozani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The central feature of Athenian citizens' rights, that is, people's participation in government, is also enshrined in the South African Constitution. This article argues for the Athenian style of participatory democracy as a viable model of participation in governing South African schools. The author claims that "people's education",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making
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Nahai, Rebekah N. – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
This paper applies an original framework to disentangle the concept of meritocracy, and the relationship between meritocracy and fairness, in elite university admissions. In Britain, elite universities are regularly criticised for being unmeritocratic and by implication unfair, but stakeholders often lack a shared understanding of meritocracy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Case Studies
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Ho, Li-Ching – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012
Using Singapore as a case study, this paper examines how the discourses of democratic elitism and meritocracy help allocate different citizen roles to students and define the nature of the social studies citizenship education programmes for different educational tracks. While the Singapore education system is not unique in its stratification of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Objectives, Citizenship Education, Outcomes of Education
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Ho, Li-Ching – Social Studies, 2014
Numerous studies have highlighted a clear civic achievement gap between students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds in countries such as Singapore and the United States. Concurrently, researchers from both countries have noted that access to government and civics classes and curricula differs considerably across and within schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Ability Grouping
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Allouch, Annabelle; Buisson-Fenet, Helene – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2009
Increased academic attention has been drawn to democratisation in higher education, following the implementation of affirmative action in America. However, the models of Access policies presented by certain European educational systems deserve more attention. France and Britain share a common position on elitism, although they define it according…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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Hausman, Jerome J. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Points out that Ralph Smith's article, "A Question of Elitism," offers useful distinctions for advancing the cause of elitism in education. Contends that excellence and democratic values are indeed compatible. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Democratic Values, Elitism, Fine Arts
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Higginbotham, Leon A. – NASSP Bulletin, 1974
Author urges educators to be guardians and promulgators of the basic social verities. Parity in education must take the place of elitism. (Editor)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Democratic Values, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education
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Smith, Ralph A. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Argues that excellence in art education is not elitist, but that commitment to excellence is a traditional democratic value. Elaborates by describing the nature of beneficial elitism. Concludes that a synthesis of beneficial elitism and beneficial populism are required for the success of art education in a democracy. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Democratic Values, Elitism, Fine Arts
Cheney, Martha; Beebe, Robert J. – Spectrum, 1986
Controversial issues being debated relating to gifted education are discussed: elitism, democratic principles, social responsibility, identification, minority representation, homogeneous grouping, labeling, evaluation of programs, pressures on participants, and costs. Includes extensive reference list.(MD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Achievement, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
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Beyer, Landon E. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1986
By seeing teacher education as a practical philosophy committed to reflection, conversation, and action, the author argues, we can assist in moving the culture of the modern university away from its allegiances to elitism and technicism, toward a view of education as preparation for participation in democracy. (MT)
Descriptors: Activism, Democratic Values, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Mills, Randy K. – Social Education, 1996
Endorses U.S. political history as a colorful and interesting resource for teaching important historical and social science concepts: order and change, elitism and pluralism, creating structures, the Constitution, and the formation of political parties. Discusses these concepts and gives examples of each. (MJP)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education
Jensen, Dwight Wm. – 1985
In considering the possibility of a normative theory of freedom of the press, this paper examines arguments about such freedom in the Third World and elsewhere. Some of the arguments discussed in the paper are derived from the theories of John Locke and Karl Marx; others are drawn from the concepts of divine rights, elitism, liberal democracy, and…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Democracy, Democratic Values, Developing Nations
Kincheloe, Joe L., Ed.; Raymond, Horn A., Ed.; Steinberg, Shirley R., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
Cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky are just a few of the many subjects discussed in this exciting work. Educators, students, counselors, parents, and others will find new understanding as they read and browse. How does the immigrant experience affect student outcomes? What are the effects of poverty…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Instructional Design, Educational Psychology, Democratic Values
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