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Gordon, Mordechai – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
This article takes up the educational challenge of the framers of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Specifically, the author explores the question of: how can we talk about a universal conception of human rights in a way that both respects the need for cultural pluralism and the necessity to protect those rights and freedoms that all…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Moral Values, Cultural Pluralism, Figurative Language
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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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Chua, Jude Soo Meng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article relates the philosophical and conceptual study of educational institutions with educational policy. I argue that both the descriptive and prescriptive answer to "what a school is" should focus on the school that is important, which is the central case. This central case of a school should embody an ethos of openness towards the basic…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Policy, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Bynum, Gregory Lewis – Educational Theory, 2011
Immanuel Kant envisioned a kind of respect in which one recognizes each human (1) as being not fully comprehensible by any human understanding, (2) as being an end in him- or herself, and (3) as being a potential source of moral law. In this essay, Gregory Lewis Bynum uses this conception of respect as a lens with which to examine African American…
Descriptors: African Americans, Civil Rights, African American Education, Moral Values
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Curren, Randall – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2009
The aim of this article is to outline the basis for a comprehensive account of educational rights. It begins by acknowledging the difficulties posed by diversity, and defends a conception of universal human rights that limits parental educational discretion. Against the backdrop of the literature of public reason and fair equality of opportunity,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Parent Role, Role of Education, Access to Education
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Agnihotri, Seema – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Human being since its evolution is continuously struggling to combat inherent prowess of violence and conflict as a part of biological species which is falling in an ambivalent position in the ecosystem. It was realized long years back that only peaceful coexistence can ensure the prolonged journey of humanity without any turmoil. But this…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Peace, Fundamental Concepts, Civil Rights
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Bergstrom, Ylva – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2010
The overall aim of the article is to analyse how the universal right to education have been built, legitimized and used. And more specifically ask who is addressed by the universal right to education, and who is given access to rights and to education. The first part of the article focuses on the history of declarations, the notion of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Freedom, Democracy, Childrens Rights
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
The present essay discusses the value of citizenship as shared fate in sites of ethnic conflict and analyzes its implications for citizenship education in light of three issues: first, the requirements of affective relationality in the notion of citizenship-as-shared fate; second, the tensions between the values of human rights and shared fate in…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Altruism, Conflict, Citizenship Education
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Safstrom, Carl Anders; Mansson, Niclas – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2004
The article deals with the question of living with others, one of the most significant relationships of human life, and challenge the common understanding of the origins of living with others, where a human being is not just becoming a social but also a moral being through social institutions of societies. This common understanding of a social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Development, Moral Values, Social Environment