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Milner, H. Richard; Delale-O'Connor, Lori – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
Richard Milner, and Lori Delale-O'Connor offer their remarks on Daniel Lapsley & Ryan Woodbury's commentary (available in this v38 n3 2016 issue of "Action in Teacher Education") entitled "Moral Character Development for Teacher Education." They begin the conversation by commenting that Lapsley and Woodbury raise some…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Moral Values, Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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Karppinen, Seppo J. A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
Adventure in school culture may seem quite a contradiction. In this paper I will present arguments on the idea that outdoor adventure learning contributes to formal education and is compatible with school practice and goals. This paper is based on research conducted for my thesis. The doctoral degree was completed at Oulu University, Finland, in…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, School Culture, Action Research, Focus Groups
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Engel, Maria – Childhood Education, 2015
Teaching is hard. It's the most rewarding, fulfilling job in the world, but it's also frustrating, infuriating, and really, really hard. In this article, the author reflects on the importance of free play in early childhood classrooms. If teachers want to create happy children who love learning, forcing them to sit at desks or tables through early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Play, Teaching Methods
Furlong, Cerys – Adults Learning, 2012
It is six years since NIACE published the findings of its Committee of Inquiry on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Its report, "More than a language," made significant and wide-reaching recommendations aimed at addressing the quality of provision, unmet demand and the structure of ESOL teaching qualifications. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities
Moule, Jean – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
Unconscious biases affect one's relationships, whether they are fleeting relationships in airports or longer term relationships between teachers and students, teachers and parents, teachers and other educators. In this article, the author argues that understanding one's possible biases is essential for developing community in schools.…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Social Bias, Educational Environment, Consciousness Raising
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Traver, Amy – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
This paper reviews New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education reform agenda, "Children first", in the light of organizational theory. I argue that this reform agenda reflects both coercive and mimetic isomorphism, as Bloomberg uses mayoral control to apply business concepts and practices to New York City's public school system.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Organizational Theories, Participant Observation, Organizational Change
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Cotter, Richard – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2013
A central element of Richard Peters' philosophy of education has been his analysis of "education as initiation". Understanding initiation is internally related to concepts of community and what it may mean to be a member. The concept of initiation assumes a mutually interdependent, dynamic relationship between the individual and community that…
Descriptors: Individualism, Collectivism, Educational Philosophy, Social Justice
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Buzzanell, Patrice M. – Communication Education, 2017
This response discusses why the essays in this forum are of particular interest for instructors in light of recent articles in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" and trends in student populations and higher education. "The Chronicle" recently featured several articles on innovative ways to "shake up the lecture" that…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning, Educational Trends
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Linhart, Jean Marie – PRIMUS, 2014
Writing and communication are essential skills for success in the workplace or in graduate school, yet writing and communication are often the last thing that instructors think about incorporating into a mathematics course. A mathematical modeling course provides a natural environment for writing assignments. This article is an analysis of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Writing Instruction
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2015
The author, an outspoken advocate for using technology in the classroom, knows how important it is to establish expectations for responsible use of mobile devices. She's found that five strategies help ensure that mobile devices enhance, rather than distract from, learning. Teachers need to establish new norms that clarify responsible use,…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Sharing Behavior
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Crowley, Ryan; Swan, Kathy – Education Sciences, 2018
In our previous work (Crowley & Swan, 2018), we extended the three citizenship categories (personally responsible, participatory, justice-oriented) created by Westheimer and Kahne into the realm of economic citizenship. In doing so, we added a fourth citizenship archetype: the discerning economic citizen. In a comment on our original article,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Citizenship Education, Civics, Social Justice
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Lau, Grace; Ho, Kwok Keung – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This article is an academic commentary on the concept of sociology of education. The authors have ventured through the lens of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition" and discuss its impact might have had if the corresponding mode of education and pedagogy be carried out in reality according to what Arendt had inspired her readers. A cross…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Sociology, Play, Psychological Patterns
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Albertine, Susan – Liberal Education, 2012
Through its signature initiative, Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is promoting a vision for learning that begins in school: Starting in School . . . Rigorous and rich curriculum focused on the essential learning outcomes; comprehensive, individualized, and…
Descriptors: Productivity, General Education, Democracy, Colleges
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Schultz, Lainie – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2018
The need for and impact of Object Based Learning (OBL) takes on particular relevance in institutions such as anthropology museums. Although museums in general have moved in the last several decades toward a renewed focus on their social impacts, anthropology museums in particular have needed to grapple with their own histories and the kinds of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Museums, Exhibits, Anthropology
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DeCesare, Tony – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
One of Amy Gutmann's important achievements in "Democratic Education" is her development of a "democratic interpretation of equal educational opportunity." This standard of equality demands that "all educable children learn enough to participate effectively in the democratic process." In other words, Gutmann demands…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Role of Education, Equal Education
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