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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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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Educational Theory, 2012
The state's commitment to educating all children can be framed as a matter of human capital development, or the economic benefits accrued to individuals and society as a result of educational attainment; it can be framed as a matter of capabilities, or the development of functionings that enable human flourishing; and it can be framed as a matter…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Attainment, Disabilities, Educational Policy
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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