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Kazamias, Andreas – European Education, 2018
Since the 1960s, comparative education in the United States, Canada, and Europe has shown considerable growth and vitality, in terms of membership in professional organizations, participation in international conferences, research, and publications. Epistemologically and methodologically, new modernist and postmodernist paradigms have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Philosophy, Humanities
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White-Fredette, Kimberly – Mathematics Educator, 2010
This article argues that, as teachers struggle to implement curriculum reform in mathematics, an explicit discussion of philosophy of mathematics is missing from the conversation. Building on the work of Ernest (1988, 1991, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2004), Lerman (1990, 1998, 1999), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1989, 1991, 2000), Davis…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Role of Education, Constructivism (Learning)
Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid; Rajeswari, K. – Online Submission, 2014
This article explores theoretical and practical issues related to white education for international curriculum through teacher's education for 21st century. The theory of "White Education" will be a message for development of globalization, information technology, based on knowledge, human rights education, environmental education,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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D'Agnese, Vasco – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2017
In this paper, I analyse the Deweyan account of thinking and subject and discuss the educational consequences that follow from such an account. I argue that despite the grouping of thinking and reflective thought that has largely appeared in the interpretation of Deweyan work, Dewey discloses an inescapable uncertainty at the core of human…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Environment, Intellectual Development, Educational Change
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Gnevasheva, V. A. – Russian Education and Society, 2011
The question of the philosophy of education remains an important topic of active discussion in science, education, and government. There are well-argued demands that the purposes of education be rethought, and recognition of the humanistic essence of education and its huge role in the revitalization of life and in the search for solutions to…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives
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Luckey, Eric – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This article reexamines the intellectual history of the first public kindergartens, established in St Louis, Missouri, by William Torrey Harris and Elizabeth Blow in 1873. This piece argues that historians have overlooked a critical influence on the establishment of the first public kindergartens; namely, Harris and Blow's conviction that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Educational History, Educational Change
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Ikpe, I. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The influence of positivism in education has been on the increase in the recent past, with academic departments increasingly being asked to justify the money spent on them and show some level of cost effectiveness. There is no other cluster of academic disciplines that is adversely affected by new wave of positivism as the Humanities which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Humanities
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Erasmus, Z. E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
Drawing on research among medical students at the University of Cape Town's Faculty of Health Sciences, this article explores two questions: How do students and staff work with "race" in their relations to one another? What challenges do these relations pose for transformation? Data was gathered using in-depth interviews with forty-one…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Education, Racial Relations, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2010
Social justice is a concept that means equality and fairness. In education, this means equal access and opportunity for all students to maximize their fullest potential to become productive and contributive members of society. Within the last decade, the notion of teaching for social justice has become popularized in teacher education. Most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Disadvantaged
Theobald, Paul; Snauwaert, Dale T. – 1990
This paper provides a guide for those interested in the educational philosophy of author and ecologist Wendell Berry. It is divided into three sections. The first discusses the foundational dimensions of Berry's thought in terms of his conception of human nature, knowledge, and the good society. Berry sees human beings as creators and moral agents…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Ecology, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Maxwell, Nicholas – London Review of Education, 2007
At present the basic intellectual aim of academic inquiry is to improve knowledge. Much of the structure, the whole character, of academic inquiry, in universities all over the world, is shaped by the adoption of this as the basic intellectual aim. But, judged from the standpoint of making a contribution to human welfare, academic inquiry of this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Beckmann, Andrea; Cooper, Charlie; Hill, Dave – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2009
This paper argues that the neoliberalization of education in England, begun in the 1980s, is having profoundly harmful effects on the lives of individuals and society. Neoliberalism represents a shift away from the post-war social democratic notion of universal "citizenship" rights/identities toward a system of individual consumer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Political Attitudes, Educational Change
Cassell, John A.; Nelson, Thomas – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
This article discusses the contributions to this special issue of "Teacher Education Quarterly." At the core of all the contributions is the compellingly urgent realization that humanity is facing, and must deal with, enormous ecological and social problems and challenges. This situation has created an urgent and compelling need centered…
Descriptors: Social Problems, World Views, Western Civilization, Environmental Education
Kaliski, Burton S., Ed. – 1989
This yearbook is intended to show how business education and its philosophy evolved in the schools, what its current position and practices are, and what lies in store in the future. Part I deals with the roots of business education and the current issues. Chapters are "The Philosophy of Business Education" (Walter Brower); "Business Education in…
Descriptors: Accounting, Basic Skills, Business Education, Business Education Teachers
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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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