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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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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
Higgins, Steve, Ed.; Coffield, Frank, Ed. – Trentham Books, 2016
In 1916 John Dewey published "Democracy and Education: An introduction to the philosophy of education". In this book some of today's foremost historians, philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists of education mark the anniversary of Dewey's work by reviewing and reflecting, from a British perspective, on Dewey's contribution to our…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Democracy
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Webb, Darren – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
This paper explores Paulo Freire's philosophy of hope. This is significant because, for Freire, it was human hope that rendered education possible, necessary and necessarily political. Like other areas of his thought, however, his reading of hope contained ambiguities and contradictions, and the paper explores these by locating Freire's thought in…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Politics of Education
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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
This article sketches the contours of a neo-Aristotelian account of education, justice, and the human good, organized around a sequence of three increasingly distinctive features of the Aristotelian understanding of respect for persons as rational beings. The first and second of these features bear on important aspects of educational justice,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Foundations of Education, Liberal Arts
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Evans, William – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2009
Articulating the good of liberal education--what we should teach and why we should teach it--is necessary to resist the subversion of liberal education to economic or political ends and the mania for measurable skills. I argue that Iris Murdoch's philosophical writings enrich the work of contemporary Aristotelians, such as Joseph Dunne and…
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education
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Stengel, Barbara S. – Educational Theory, 2016
At present, the structures, practice, and discourse of schooling are anchored to a "commercial spirit" that understands students, educators, and parents as economic operators trading competitively in human capital and to a discourse of failure that is disabling those who seek to understand and enact John Dewey's notion of education as…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Commercialization, Neoliberalism
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Dunlap, Peter T. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
In this paper I explore the shared interest of John Dewey and Carl Jung in the developmental continuity between biological, psychological, and cultural phenomena. Like other first generation psychological theorists, Dewey and Jung thought that psychology could be used to deepen our understanding of this continuity and thus gain a degree of control…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Psychology, Epistemology, Affective Behavior
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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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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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Atkinson, Dennis – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2012
This article assembles some ideas on equality and learning in relation to the notions of truth and emancipation. It considers learning as a political act, as defined by Jacques Ranciere and Alain Badiou, rather than, for example, an incremental process of psychological or sociological development. Practical exemplifications will be taken from…
Descriptors: Art Education, Politics of Education, Educational Philosophy, Critical Theory
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Dahlbeck, Johan; De Lucia Dahlbeck, Moa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This text deals with a problem concerning processes of the productive power of knowledge. We draw on the so-called poststructural theories challenging the classical image of thought--as hinged upon a representational logic identifying entities in a rigid sense--when formulating a problem concerning the gap between knowledge and the object of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Educational Television, Role
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Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis A. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
Do psychological perspectives constitute the only way through which the role of musical creativity in education can be addressed, researched and theorised? This essay attempts to offer an alternative view of musical creativity as a deeply social and political form of human praxis, by proposing a perspective rooted in the thought of the political…
Descriptors: Creativity, Music Education, Music, Creative Activities
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Korsgaard, Ove – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2006
Rousseau's philosophy of education is contained not only in "Emile" (1762), but also in "The Government of Poland" (1772). In each of them he emphasises different aspects of education: How to be a human being? And: How to be a citizen? The main theme investigated by Rousseau in "The Government of Poland", is how a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Self Determination
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