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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
Although since the 1960s human capital theory has played a major role in guiding educational policy, philosophical issues that stem from this development have rarely been discussed. In this article, I critically examine how the idea that human capital should serve as a guide to educational policy making stands in relation to the role assigned to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Gilead, Tal – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2012
Over the last few decades, the idea that education should function to promote economic progress has played a major role in shaping educational policy. So far, however, philosophers of education have shown relatively little interest in analysing this notion and its implications. The present article critically examines, from a philosophical…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Human Capital, Educational Policy, Educational Theories
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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
Following the rise of virtue and character education, educational philosophers have recently given much attention to questions relating to virtue and the good. This, however, has not been paralleled by a similar interest in vice and evil, which, in this context, are examined only rarely. In this article, I use the work of the American philosopher…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Moral Values, Values Education, Educational Philosophy
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Gilead, Tal – Educational Theory, 2012
Since the 1960s, the influence of economic thought on education has been steadily increasing. Taking Jean-Jacques Rousseau's educational thought as a point of departure, Tal Gilead critically inquires into the philosophical foundations of what can be termed the economic approach to education. Gilead's focus in this essay is on happiness and the…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Psychological Patterns, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education