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Rao, S. Srinivasa; Singh, Smriti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Karl Emil Maximilian Weber (1864-1920), more widely known as Max Weber, is credited with numerous contributions to modern sociology and is considered one of the pillars of the discipline along with Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim. Marx (1818-1883) was an established predecessor from Germany whose study of the nineteenth-century European society was…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Change Agents, Recognition (Achievement), Criticism
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Madan, Amman – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
In this commentary, the author discusses the critique by Max Weber and his views on bureaucratisation of education. The modern school, said Max Weber (1864-1920) over a hundred years ago, has as its educational ideal the bureaucrat and no longer the cultivated elite of older times. The shift to modernity and to its characteristic institution, the…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teacher Effectiveness, Power Structure, Educational Administration
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Metro-Roland, Dini – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
Kevin Gary, President of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, argues that the standard conception of a liberal education espoused by sociologist Max Weber and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) is built on the illusions of personal autonomy, critical thought, and liberal neutrality. Gary turns to the wisdom…
Descriptors: Presidents, Professional Associations, Educational Philosophy, General Education
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Varkoy, Oivind – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2017
The point of departure in this article is the hegemony of technical rationality when it comes to the justification of music education. This is considered as an example of uniformity, sameness, and homogeneity, or worse, simplicity and naivety--or even worse, a sweet innocence--regarding understanding and thoughts about life, society, and culture…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Music, Music Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Russell, David R. – Composition Forum, 2015
This article explores David Russell's long-time fascination with Genre as Social Action and Charles Bazerman's idea of genre systems (1994), based on Miller's 1984 article. He explains that the great insight Miller had, in that article, was to bring Schutz's concept of typification, and with it the western European tradition of phenomenological…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Social Action, Phenomenology, Social Theories
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Lippmann, Stephen; Aldrich, Howard – Teaching Sociology, 2003
Outlines a plan for helping undergraduate students appreciate Max Weber's theoretical achievements, teaching critical thinking about what constitutes 'the good life' in rationalized societies. Uses the book "The McDonaldization of Society" (George Ritzer) to encourage student interest in Weber's work. Describes field exercises and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Field Instruction
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Maley, Terry – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2004
Max Weber is seen by mainstream social scientists as a sociologist, social theorist, and theorist of bureaucracy. In this reassessment of Weber's social science and its methodology, it is suggested that Weber can also be seen as a compelling early 20th-century critic of science and technology. The theme of technology, and Webers ambivalence about…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Social Scientists, Social Science Research, Research Methodology
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Trohler, Daniel – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2009
In this paper, the author focuses on how globalization and education are addressed in research. More precisely, he concentrates on only one dominant approach to analyzing globalization and its effects on education and also the educational role within globalization. His thesis is that, with the background of Max Weber's Protestant ethic thesis,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Work Ethic, Protestants, History
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Chistolini, Sandra – Journal of Pedagogy, 2010
An international team of experts from Belgium, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey and the USA employed a questionnaire to identify the deontology of teachers from infant to secondary school in eight countries. The survey was implemented between 2004 and 2007. The socio-cultural concept of "Verstehen" (understanding) as described in the work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research
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Endres, Ben – Teachers College Record, 2006
This article addresses the tension between the need to prepare students for functional activity in organizations on the one hand, and the need to instill dispositions and competencies that transcend these determinate roles on the other. I take for granted that schools must fulfill both tasks, and I suggest that they are failing at the latter in…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Social Action, Educational Change, Theories
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Kalberg, Stephen – American Journal of Sociology, 1980
Explores rationality in Max Weber's works and identifies four types of rationality which play major roles in his writing--practical, theoretical, substantive, and formal. Implications for society and education are discussed. (DB)
Descriptors: History, Literature Reviews, Research, Social Sciences
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Rothman, Stanley – Academic Questions, 2003
In the 1950s, under the aegis of such leading sociologists as Talcott Parsons, anthropologists like Clyde Kluckhohn of Harvard and Alfred Kroeber of the University of California at Berkeley, as well as political scientists Gabriel Almond and Lucien Pye, of Yale and MIT, respectively, the analysis of societal and political culture came to play a…
Descriptors: Political Science, Social Behavior, Cultural Influences, Social Theories
Rieff, Philip, Ed.; Finkle, Isaac, Ed. – 1977
This reader, which contains 135 primary source readings about morality, is one of several college-level instructional materials developed to supplement a nationwide newspaper course on moral issues in contemporary society. The authors represent a diverse group including theologians, psychologists, politicians, professional athletes, lawyers, and…
Descriptors: Abortions, Adult Education, Attitudes, Business
Rasmussen, Ole Elstrup – 1994
The first in a series of three reports on philosophy of human existence focuses on human activity in the economic context, or more specifically, the role of the entrepreneur. A variety of treatments of entrepreneurship in the literature of economics and cognitive psychology are examined, and it is found that analyses of entrepreneurship are…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Cognitive Psychology, Economics
Berg, Gunnar – 1983
Educational organizations, this paper asserts, are best described using a neorationalist model, which analyzes organizations as social instruments, acknowledges structural conflict, and views individuals as active participants. The paper examines traditional and modern rationalist organization theories and contrasts these with systems theory; it…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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