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Christie, Pam – International Journal of Educational Development, 2010
The right to education has an established legacy in international agreements and debates, but has nonetheless proved difficult to achieve across the countries of the world. This paper explores why this might be so. It begins by locating the current architecture of rights in Enlightenment philosophy and the political and legal formations of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Laws
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Chua, Jude Soo Meng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article relates the philosophical and conceptual study of educational institutions with educational policy. I argue that both the descriptive and prescriptive answer to "what a school is" should focus on the school that is important, which is the central case. This central case of a school should embody an ethos of openness towards the basic…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Policy, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy
Hansen, David – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Teachers over the world over are seeking creative ways to respond to the problems and possibilities generated by globalization. Many of them work with children and youth from increasingly varied backgrounds, with diverse needs and capabilities. Others work with homogeneous populations and yet are aware that their students will encounter many…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Innovation
Thomas, M. Donald – 1985
This paper contends that leadership at the state level can best improve schools through a leadership style that leads by example, by force of ideas, and by a devotion to fairness and justice. Responsibilities of state leaders include (1) reading and understanding the effective schools literature; (2) introducing school administrators to the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility
Wrigley, Terry, Ed.; Thomson, Pat, Ed.; Lingard, Robert, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Changing Schools" places educational and social aims at the centre of a discussion of educational change. It draws on 14 case studies to explore school change which is oriented towards social justice and democracy. In an age of global mobility, economic polarization and unprecedented environmental and cultural challenges, the education…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Curriculum Development, Human Capital, Laboratory Schools
McCrory, David L. – 1987
This monograph presents a compilation and review of selected technology education research literature published from 1980 through 1986. The paper seeks to reflect the breadth and variety of disciplined inquiry during this important period as the profession changed its name and focus from industrial arts to technology education. The review is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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Davis, Andrew – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2008
I use Ian Hacking's views to explore ways of classifying people, exploiting his distinction between indifferent kinds and interactive kinds, and his accounts of how we "make up" people. The natural kind/essentialist approach to indifferent kinds is explored in some depth. I relate this to debates in psychiatry about the existence of mental…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Definitions, Educational Philosophy
Norwich Free Academy, CT. – 1991
This document is one of a series of business education position papers/curriculum guides developed for high schools in Connecticut to demonstrate that business education courses can be used as part of an integrated academic/vocational curriculum. The guide is organized into the following six sections: (1) business department philosophy; (2) course…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Business Communication, Business Education
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Magendzo, Abraham – Journal of Moral Education, 1994
Asserts that incorporating human rights issues into the curriculum causes tensions, especially in nations with histories of military dictatorships. Describes human rights education in Chile and other Latin American nations. Discusses whether human rights should be a separate curriculum subject or integrated into all courses. (CFR)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values
Brooke, Valerie, Ed.; And Others – 1992
This monograph presents the philosophy of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported Employment (Virginia) concerning consumer advocacy and supported employment for persons with disabilities. An introductory chapter looks at origins of supported employment, its relationship to consumer advocacy, and challenges facing these…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Career Development
Adams, William H. – 1984
After 10 years' experience, the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools (New Jersey) have had positive results from developing objectives annually and clarifying long range goals. The Salem County Board of Education's philosophy is to operate the district as a business would, defining its function as human service and its product as the people…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Board of Education Policy, Educational Objectives, High Schools
Haynes, Charles C. – 2001
The First Amendment supports one of the boldest and most successful experiments in religious liberty in human history. The challenge for 21st Century America is to sustain this extraordinary arrangement and expand its principles more fairly and justly to each and every citizen. Public schools are the principal institution charged with enabling…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Costa, Arthur L. – 1990
For years many educators have advocated school conditions that maximize human intellectual and creative potential, yet today's schools can be intellectually depressing. After identifying and describing factors that influence teachers' attitudes and experiences in education, this document explores three school climate conditions that facilitate the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Hidden Curriculum
Sanders, William A. – 1992
In seeking the most effective presentation of the liberal arts in curricula such as the heavily technical and professional curricula at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, which leave little room for general education, general education course design must capture the imagination of students and motivate them for continuing self-education. Development of…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, General Education
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Cummings, William K. – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Challenges the prevailing Western approach to education by asserting that several Asian nations have and are developing a distinctive approach to human resource development. Describes characteristics of this approach and contrasts it to the Western model. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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