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Brenneman, Mark; Margonis, Frank – Educational Theory, 2012
In this review essay, Mark Brenneman and Frank Margonis address three recent book-length contributions to the ongoing discussion around cosmopolitanism and educational thought: Mark Olssen's "Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Social Democracy: Thin Communitarian Perspectives on Political Philosophy and Education," Sharon Todd's "Toward an Imperfect…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Neoliberalism, Political Attitudes
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Stengel, Barbara S. – Educational Theory, 2016
At present, the structures, practice, and discourse of schooling are anchored to a "commercial spirit" that understands students, educators, and parents as economic operators trading competitively in human capital and to a discourse of failure that is disabling those who seek to understand and enact John Dewey's notion of education as…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Commercialization, Neoliberalism
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Biesta, Gert – Educational Theory, 2010
The idea of emancipation plays a central role in modern educational theories and practices. The emancipatory impetus is particularly prominent in critical traditions and approaches where the aim of education is conceived as that of emancipating students from oppressive structures in the name of social justice and human freedom. What is needed to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Theories, Democracy, Freedom