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Baer, Ulrich – Oxford University Press, 2019
Angry debates about polarizing speakers have roiled college campuses. Conservatives accuse universities of muzzling unpopular opinions, betraying their values of open inquiry; students sympathetic to the left openly advocate against completely unregulated speech, asking for "safe spaces" and protection against visiting speakers and even…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Higher Education, College Role, College Students
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Soong, Hannah; Lee, Richard; John, George – Educational Review, 2012
Justificatory reasoning, the ability to justify one's beliefs and actions, is an important goal of education. We develop a scale to measure the three forms of justificatory reasoning--absolutism, relativism, and evaluativism--before validating the scale across two cultures and domains. The results show that the scale possessed validity and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Beliefs, Educational Objectives, Measures (Individuals)
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Woo, Chris W. H.; Laxman, Kumar – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper is a critique against "purist" pedagogies found in the literature of student-centred learning. The article reproves extremism in education and questions the absolutism and teleological truths expounded in exclusive problem-based learning. The paper articulates the framework of a unifying pedagogical practice through Eve…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Guidelines, Criticism
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Deering, Thomas S.; And Others – Educational Horizons, 1994
Results of the administration of Forsyth's Ethics Position Questionnaire to 20 student teachers, 20 experienced teachers, and 24 business majors were as follows: education majors and teachers were more idealistic and less relativistic than business majors; business majors showed significant disparity among themselves. Implications for the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Responsibility, Educational Philosophy, Ethics
Sheerin, William E. – American Libraries, 1991
Discusses issues involved in public access to library materials and facilities and patron confidentiality. Topics discussed include children's access to adult materials; parents' right to know about their children's materials; First and Fourth Amendment protections; the Library Bill of Rights; and American Library Association (ALA) documents that…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Censorship, Childrens Libraries, Confidentiality
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McCarthy, Cameron – Clearing House, 1995
Critiques tendencies toward dogmatism and essentialism in current educational theories of racial inequality. Argues that different gender, class, and ethnic interests intersect with racial coordination and affiliation, and that to reduce racial antagonism or ameliorate educational inequities educators must consider the powerful role of nuance,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Higher Education, Politics of Education
McCully, George – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Author George McCully, historian, former professor, and faculty dean at higher education institutions in the Northeast, begins this article by discussing an article he wrote 45 years ago for the "Journal of Higher Education" entitled "Multiversity and University." It contrasted the two models of scholarship, and maintained…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Scholarship, Educational History
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The non-native English-speaking teachers' (NNESTs) beliefs about the monolingual approach have not been sufficiently studied in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL). In examining the NNESTs' beliefs about that issue, the present study adapts Guy Cook's recent framework, according to which the monolingual approach is based upon four…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Lahtinen, Aino-Maija; Pehkonen, Leila – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
The study describes the advancement of the epistemological beliefs of university students. After obtaining interesting research results on changes in students' (N = 170) conceptions of learning from Jan Meyer's Reflections on Learning Inventory, we carried out a qualitative study using a focus group interview of seven students. The purpose was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Epistemology
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Rivero, Ana; Azcarate, Pilar; Porlan, Rafael; del Pozo, Rosa Martin; Harres, Joao – Research in Science Education, 2011
This article describes the evolution of prospective primary teachers' conceptions of the methodology of teaching. Three categories were analyzed: the concept of activity, the organization of activities, and the concept of teaching resources. The study was conducted with five teams of prospective teachers, who were participating in teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Methods, Teacher Education
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Kromidas, Maria – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this article, Maria Kromidas explores how nine-, ten-, and eleven-year-old children in a diverse neighborhood school in immigrant New York City navigated and often undermined hegemonic notions of difference and belonging offered by mainstream multiculturalism and raciology. Based on ethnographic research and utilizing a fine-grained…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Race, Ethnography, Ideology
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Barzilai, Sarit; Ka'adan, Ibtisam – Metacognition and Learning, 2017
Learning to integrate multiple information sources is vital for advancing learners' digital literacy. Previous studies have found that learners' epistemic metacognitive knowledge about the nature of knowledge and knowing is related to their strategic integration performance. The purpose of this study was to understand how these relations come into…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Metacognition, Computer Literacy, Information Sources
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Chistolini, Sandra – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
Living alongside one another in a spirit of acceptance evokes the concept of tolerance that, from Erasmus da Rotterdam to Voltaire to Primo Mazzolari, calls upon us to understand that the only possible choice for mankind, from time immemorial, has been to educate towards coexistence within milieus that increasingly differ by culture, customs, ways…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Beliefs, Freedom, Relevance (Education)
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Taheri, Mohammad Reza; Keshtiaray, Narges; Yousefy, Ali Reza – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
The aim of this research is to do a critical development exploration based on the Islamic education in Iranian higher education. In this paper, logical analysis qualitative method was used. Through library studies, information was collected and analysis of the results was done. The information collecting tool was note taking and information was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Islam, Religious Education
Rodgers, Raymond S. – 1981
Noting that United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas has often been characterized as an "absolutist" in terms of First Amendment policy, this paper argues that, in fact, Douglas's policy positions provided for less than absolute freedom to communicate. The paper then reveals, through an anlaysis of 18 of Douglas's opinions,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Court Judges, Freedom of Speech, Opinions
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