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Cortina, Regina – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This essay is a part of a special issue that emerges from a year-long faculty seminar at Teachers College, Columbia University. The seminar's purpose has been to examine in fresh terms the nexus of globalization, education, and citizenship. Participants come from diverse fields of research and practice, among them art…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Action, Public Education, Foreign Countries
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Higgins, Chris – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: If education centrally involves self-cultivation, and the teacher's own robust selfhood is necessary for inspiring self-cultivation in students, then teacherly self-cultivation is a necessary condition of education. But teaching is seen as a helping profession, where helping others always seems, in practice if not in principle,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Theories, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Role
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Knight, Michelle – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This essay is part of a special issue that emerges from a year-long faculty seminar at Teachers College, Columbia University. The seminar's purpose has been to examine in fresh terms the nexus of globalization, education, and citizenship. Participants come from diverse fields of research and practice, among them art education,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Youth, Citizen Participation, Identification
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Sullivan, Graeme – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: This essay is a part of a special issue that emerges from a year-long faculty seminar at Teachers College, Columbia University. The seminar's purpose has been to examine in fresh terms the nexus of globalization, education, and citizenship. Participants come from diverse fields of research and practice, among them art…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Education, Citizenship, Learning
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Jackson, Philip W. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background: The intellectual context of this essay is the nature of human thought as examined by philosophers and psychologists past and present. Focus of study: The study focuses on the treatment of thinking by John Dewey in his two editions of "How We Think" and by William James in his "Talks to Teachers". Research Design: This is a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Educational Philosophy, Psychologists, Thinking Skills
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Levinson, Natasha – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: This article is part of a special issue on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Hannah Arendt's essay, "The Crisis in Education" and her book The Human Condition. Despite the proliferation of books and articles on Arendt's work since the mid-90s, "The Crisis in Education" does not figure all that much in writing on…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility
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Mackler, Stephanie – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: In 1958, Hannah Arendt wrote "The Crisis in Education," arguing that schools should not be used for political purposes and should instead introduce children to what she calls "the world." The world, for Arendt, comprises the artifacts, ideas, values, and interactions that connect people together. In that same year, she…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Politics of Education, Research, Scholarship
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Gaudelli, William; Heilman, Elizabeth – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background: Geography education typically appears in school curricula in a didactic or disciplinary manner. Yet, both the didactic and the disciplinary approach to geography education lack a serious engagement with society, politics, and power, or democratic theory. We suggest, from Dewey, that most students, the social studies, and indeed society…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Global Education, Citizenship, Democracy
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Zajonc, Arthur G. – Teachers College Record, 1983
After showing that Goethe's declarations and admonishments concerning the scope and methods of science often foreshadowed later developments, the author reconsiders Goethe's own scientific efforts. Goethe continually strove to fully integrate human experience into all levels of scientific inquiry and discovery. (JMK)
Descriptors: Color, Philosophy, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Methodology
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Hinchliffe, Geoffrey – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: The background of the article is the continued interest in the ideas of Hannah Arendt. In her book The Human Condition, Arendt draws on sources of ideas drawn from Ancient Greece to deliver a critique of modernity. The main burden of her criticism is that the imperatives of work and labor have virtually supplanted the ideal of…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
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Garrison, Jim; Rud, A. G. – Teachers College Record, 2009
Background/Context: Our article develops insights from Paul Woodruff's book, Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue (Oxford University Press, 2001), to discuss reverence in teaching. We show how reverence is both a cardinal and a forgotten virtue by situating it within the philosophical tradition of virtue ethics, which involves traits of…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Classroom Environment
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Kaminsky, James S. – Teachers College Record, 2006
This article is a retrospective account of the legacy of Paul Goodman's major educational works: "Growing Up Absurd"; "Compulsory Mis-education, and The Community of Scholars"; and "The New Reformation." It is argued here that what remains of interest in Goodman's work is to be found in the tropes and the anarchic Zeitgeist of his work. The legacy…
Descriptors: Humanism, Authors, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Phenix, Philip H. – Teachers College Record, 1971
The concept transcendence" as a fundamental category for interpreting human experience and some of the relationships of this concept to the process of education are discussed. (DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Human Development, Individual Differences
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Mitchell, Katharyne; Parker, Walter C. – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background: Cosmopolitans and their critics often imagine a spectrum of affinities--concentric circles of belonging reaching from the self and family to the ethnic group, the nation and, finally, to all humanity. Debates over the role schools should play in educating "world citizens" versus national patriots follow suit: Should educators work to…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Focus Groups, Metropolitan Areas
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Littleford, Michael S. – Teachers College Record, 1983
Modern disillusionment with rationalistic and mechanistic creeds increases the relevance of the thought of Giambattista Vico, an eighteenth century thinker. Vico's "New Science" dealt with the origins of human consciousness and society, and with the development of human nature, knowledge, and institutions in ways that anticipate modern…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Philosophy, Eighteenth Century Literature, Epistemology
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