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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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Kaldis, Byron – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2009
This paper puts forward the model of "microcosm-macrocosm" isomorphism encapsulated in certain philosophical views on the form of university education. The human being as a "microcosm" should reflect internally the external "macrocosm". Higher Education is a socially instituted attempt to guide human beings into forming themselves as microcosms of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformative Learning, Educational History, Models
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Unah, Jim I. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
The Artistic and Humanistic studies (liberal studies) and the science and technology disciplines (science) constitute the two dominant cultures in a modern university. Subsumed in these cultures are the professional disciplines of law, architecture, engineering, medicine, accounting, administration and a few others. Essentially, the university…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Sciences, Universities, Role of Education
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Burwood, Stephen – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2007
In this paper I argue that recent developments in higher education presuppose a conceptual framework that fails plausibly to account for indispensable aspects of educational experience--in particular that a university education is fundamentally a project of personal transformation within a particular social order. It fails, I suggest, primarily…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Higher Education, Self Concept, Transformative Learning
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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
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Smeyers, Paul – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2008
For Kant, education was understood as the "means" to become human--and that is to say, rational. For Rousseau by contrast, and the many child-centred educators that followed him, the adult world, far from representing reason, is essentially corrupt and given over to the superficialities of worldly vanity. On this view, the child, as a product of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, School Effectiveness, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing
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Simons, Maarten – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2006
The "European Space of Higher Education" could be mapped as an infrastructure for entrepreneurship and a place where the distinction between the social and the economic becomes obsolete. Using Foucault's understanding of biopolitics and discussing the analyses of Agamben and Negri/Hardt it is argued that the actual governmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Economics, Entrepreneurship
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Geiger, Roger L. – Higher Education Policy, 2006
Universities in the United States for at least the last century have made positive contributions to the economic weal, whether through their intrinsic mission of teaching and research or through special arrangements for service activities. In recent years there has been heightened awareness of the special role of academic research among…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Economic Development, Human Capital, Higher Education
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Gomez, Jose Antonio Caride – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
The proclamation of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations has placed education in general, and environmental education in particular, at the front of a future full of important and uncertain meanings. On the one hand, those inviting a conceptual, theoretical and praxiological revision of the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Role of Education, Sustainable Development, International Education
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
Theobald, Paul – 1992
This ERIC Digest reviews past and present rural educational philosophy, focusing on the views of Wendell Berry, a Kentucky farmer and novelist who in recent years has emerged as a leading American philosopher. The major difference underlying rural and urban living is the relationship of people with nature. Rural living is much more closely related…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fielding, Michael – School Leadership & Management, 2006
In bringing together two important contemporary preoccupations, namely the development of new approaches to leadership and the push to "personalization", this paper argues against the poverty of much contemporary work on personalization. In its stead it proposes an approach to leadership and management grounded, firstly, on a particular…
Descriptors: Leadership, Authoritarianism, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy
Irish National Association of Adult Education, Dublin. – 2000
Ireland's economic and social problems in the 1980s spawned a new kind of community education. Key characteristics of the new community education are as follows: (1) it is a learning environment and located in the community; (2) it provides learning programs based on identified needs; (3) its control remains in the local community's hands; (4) its…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agency Role
Savicevic, Dusan M. – 1999
This book summarizes the practical experiences and theoretical insights gained by the author during the past 30 years. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) literacy as a factor of social and individual development and basic human right (Yugoslavia's experience with correlation of primary and work-oriented professional education of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Bittner, W. S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1920
Of the liberal movements dominating the thought of the world today, the greatest of all is the sweep of education. No phrase or dissertation can compass the entire scope or catch all the essential elements of the newer education that is shaping itself. But everywhere one direction is apparent: The trend of education is toward the people in mass…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Extension Education, Agricultural Colleges
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