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Amini, Mehrnosh; Najafi, Mohamad – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Educational challenge and issue in modern world has been of the ideologist's interest for educational implications to find inner talents and abilities and his knowledge of human existence to educate health characteristic of teachers. This article is to investigate educational aspects and reasons of ontology philosophy by Sabzevari, Iranian thinker…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Methods, Islam, Role of Education
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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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Vendler, Helen – Liberal Education, 2010
When it became useful in educational circles in the United States to group various university disciplines under the name "The Humanities," it seems to have been tacitly decided that philosophy and history would be cast as the core of this grouping, and that other forms of learning--the study of languages, literatures, religion, and the arts--would…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Humanities, General Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Meyo, Obwanda Stephen – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
Pedro Arrupe was concerned about the growing attitude in which the vocation of humankind is understood as making oneself the centre of the universe, fearing that it has infiltrated into education and schools. Consequently, he set out to counteract this egoistic mindset by propounding an approach to education rooted in justice tempered with faith,…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Educational Resources, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Letiche, Hugo – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2017
In this article, the author offer a response to Nathan Snaza's (2013a, 2013b, 2014a; Sonu & Snaza, 2015) "bewildering" pedagogy as developed in the "Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy". Pedagogy is about the role of being-with in human development; it does not primarily answer to cognitive or competency development or…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Role of Education
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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
Lee, Jeong-Kyu – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this article is to investigate the happiness principles and the educational aims of Confucius and Thomas Aquinas. To discuss this study logically, three research questions are addressed. First, what are the principles of happiness of Confucius and Thomas Aquinas? Second, what are the aims of education of Confucius and Thomas…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Philosophy, Confucianism, Religious Education
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MacAllister, James – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
In this article, I respond to the work of Gert Biesta regarding the question of what education should be for. He maintains education ought to be oriented towards the "good" rather than measurement, accountability and efficiency. While sympathetic to such claims, I nonetheless question his avowal that discussion of the purposes of…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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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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Stables, Andrew – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2010
In "The Song of the Earth," Jonathan Bate promotes "ecopoesis", contrasting it with "ecopolitical" poetry (and by implication, other forms of writing and expression). Like others recently, including Simon James and Michael Bonnett, he appropriates the notion of "dwelling" from Heidegger to add force to this distinction. Bate's argument is…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Poetry, Role of Education, Educational Principles
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Hansen, Ron – Journal of Technology Education, 2008
Technical thinking is defined as an aptitude, ingenuity, and affliction for solving practical problems through experience. From the beginning of civilization such thinking has been a significant part of human existence. Learning associated with it is a natural instinct for most people, young and old, who work in a technical field, pursue a…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Role of Education
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Saito, Naoko – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2011
In the practice of education and educational reforms today "meritocracy" is a prevalent mode of thinking and discourse. Behind political and economic debates over the just distribution of education benefits, other kinds of philosophical issues, concerning the question of democracy, await to be addressed. As a means of evoking a language more…
Descriptors: Democracy, Inclusion, Social Justice, Citizenship
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Cho, Seehwa – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2010
The proponents of critical pedagogy criticize the earlier Neo-Marxist theories of education, arguing that they provide only a "language of critique". By introducing the possibility of human agency and resistance, critical pedagogists attempt to develop not only a pedagogy of critique, but also to build a pedagogy of hope. Fundamentally, the aim of…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Role of Education, Political Issues, Social Action
Dolby, Nadine – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation" builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today's college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields--neuroscience and animal studies--Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Animals, Multicultural Education, Empathy
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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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