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Fitzsimons, Peter John – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2007
Fundamental differences between current and past knowledge in the field of biotechnology mean that we now have at our disposal the means to irreversibly change what is meant by "human nature". This paper explores some of the ethical issues that accompany the (as yet tentative) attempt to increase scientific control over the human genetic code in…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Genetics, Biotechnology, Psychology
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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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Bogan, Yolanda K. H. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2004
Parents are potentially the most influential individuals in children's lives. The 21st Century parent has to compete, however, with multiple sources of information, both human and nonhuman, (e.g. children's peers, non-familial adults, TV, technology gadgets, Internet) in shaping the minds, values, and beliefs of children. In the absence of a…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Adolescents, Parenting Styles, Community Involvement
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Barnett, Ronald – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
What is it to learn for an unknown future? It might be said that the future has always been unknown but this question surely takes on a new pedagogical challenge in the contemporary age. Generic skills may seem to offer the basis of just such a learning for an unknown future. Generic skills, by definition, are those that surely hold across…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Emerging Occupations, Epistemology, Basic Skills
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Hildebrand, Carl – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
The UK's 2016 decision to exit the European Union and the discussion surrounding it indicate that public understanding of British identity has important consequences, one way or another. Defining British identity will be an important task in the years to come. The UK government not long ago provided some guidance on the matter of British identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Values Education, Democratic Values
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Biesta, Gert – European Educational Research Journal, 2015
In this paper I focus on a split within the field of educational research between those who approach education as an activity or practice governed by "cause-effect" relationships and those who see education as a human event of communication, meaning making and interpretation. Rather than just arguing against the former and in favour of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Role of Education, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Stables, Andrew – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2010
A natural resource is not given, but depends on human knowledge for its exploitation. Thus a "unit of resource" is, to a significant degree, a "unit of meaning", and education is potentially important not only for the use of resources but also for their creation. The paper draws on poststructuralism to confirm the intuition that it would be…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, Time
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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
Liberal Education, 2009
At a time when leaders in higher education are increasingly asking students to engage the large issues of life's meaning and to think critically and responsibly about their role in the world, religious studies offers unique opportunities. Other disciplines such as philosophy, literature, and the creative arts doubtlessly engage questions of…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, General Education, Religion, Philosophy
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Felderhof, Marius C. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2009
The article investigates the meaning of temperance by noting some cultural assumptions, raising the question as to why this classical virtue has largely disappeared from modern ethical discourse. By means of some historical notes temperance is identified as the unifying virtue in the person and in society. In its Christian form it is related to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Drinking, Religious Factors, Christianity
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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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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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Blades, David W. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2006
Despite claims that STS(E) science education promotes ethical responsibility, this approach is not supported by a clear philosophy of ethics. This paper argues that the work of Emmanuel Levinas provides an ethics suitable for an STS(E) science education. His concept of the face of the Other redefines education as learning from the other, rather…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Sciences, Ethics, Science Education
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