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Thayer-Bacon, Barbara – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2003
Explores pragmatism's association with relativism in order to highlight how aspects of the classis pragmatists' positions support qualified relativism. Addresses qualified relativism and the characteristics of qualified relativists. States that qualified relativists can claim roots to their position in Peirce, James, and Dewey, some of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy
Schier, Richard F. – Intellect, 1975
For a decade, intellectuals have shaped the political dialogue of the country, but their moral absolutism generates a simplistic view of politics that is incompatible with democratic government. (Editor)
Descriptors: Moral Values, Political Attitudes, Politics, United States History
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Kirman, Joseph M. – Southern Social Studies Journal, 2001
Discusses the teaching of religion in the elementary classroom. Suggests activities and discusses cautions and concerns, dealing with absolutism, using religious literature, and parental rights. Compares teaching about religion with teaching for religious observance. (CMK)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Parent Rights
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McCarthy, Cameron – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
This article is written against the backdrop of deepening xenophobia and ethnic absolutism (forms of "racial cruelty") that have come to dominate human relations between individuals and groups worldwide in the new millennium. Cameron McCarthy argues that these tendencies towards ethnic absolutism and ethnic essentialism have their counterparts in…
Descriptors: Race, Multicultural Education, Social Sciences, Racial Identification
Stephenson, James H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Computers and other digital devices have become ubiquitous in our lives. Almost all aspects of our lives are in part or wholly impacted by computers and the software that runs on them. Unknowingly, we are placing our livelihoods and even our lives in the hands unknown software developers. Ethical and moral decisions made during software…
Descriptors: Ideology, Computer Software, Information Technology, Decision Making
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Segall, Marshall H.; Lonner, Walter J.; Berry, John W. – American Psychologist, 1998
Examines interrelationship of culture and behavior. Perspectives include absolutism and relativism, each with methodological consequences for such research concerns as values gender differences, cognition, aggression, intergroup relations, and psychological acculturation. Describes societal concerns relating to these topics. Contains 88…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Cross Cultural Studies, Culture, Global Approach
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Alexander, H. A. – Religious Education, 1995
Provides a concise historical overview of theological thinking concerning fundamentalism, absolutism, and relativism. Considers corresponding responses to issues regarding multiculturalism. Concludes that a diversity of viewpoints is necessary for society to learn from its mistakes and progress in a positive fashion. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Theories
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Howard, Rhoda E. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1998
Believes that the purpose of human rights is to change many culturally ingrained habits and customs that violate the dignity of the individual. Expounds the differences between cultural relativism and cultural absolutism. States that "weak" cultural relativism is sometimes an appropriate response to human-rights violations. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Cultural Influences, Culture, Equal Protection
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Brown, Arthur – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2000
Provides a critique of certain social and institutional tendencies inimical to the development of social democracy and democratic community, especially conformity generated by bureaucratized social institutions, religious absolutism, and intolerance. Discusses the primary values of freedom and equality as critical to the development of democratic…
Descriptors: Conformity, Democracy, Democratic Values, Freedom
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Walter, Kerry S. – Innovative Higher Education, 1987
Although the goals of critical thinking are to foster critical ability and broad-mindedness, it tends to encourage absolutism, promote passivity, and breed intolerance. The current concentration on critical thinking's reductionism should be balanced with the teaching of alternative approaches to understanding knowledge and reality. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development
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Partington, Geoffrey – British Journal of Educational Studies, 1979
Reaction against the naive moral absolutism of past historical writing has frequently led to unconditional moral and cultural relativism which is equally dangerous. A viable solution is contingent relativism in historical judgments, combining explicit and examinable criteria of human values and concern for contexts of time and place. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Bias, Historical Criticism, Historiography, History
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Baribeau, Jacinthe M. C.; Braun, Claude M. J. – Human Development, 1978
Philosophical tendencies in Kohlberg's cognitive-developmental theory of moral development such as apriorism, absolutism and formalism are unfavorably contrasted with the dialectical categories of historicism, double interactionism and reflection. In logic and epistemology the cognitive-developmental theory is shown to be based on a subjective…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Epistemology, Moral Development, Opinions
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Begley, Paul T. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The article proposes three prerequisites to authentic leadership by school principals: self-knowledge, a capacity for moral reasoning, and sensitivity to the orientations of others. Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual framework, based on research on the valuation processes of school principals and their strategic responses to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Prerequisites, Educational Practices, Moral Values
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Horn, Jim; Wilburn, Denise – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2005
This paper offers an introduction to the philosophy and science of embodied learning, conceived as both the stabilizing and expansionary process that sustains order and novelty within learners' worlds enacted through observing and describing. Embodied learning acknowledges stability and change as the purposeful conjoined characteristics that…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Epistemology, Postmodernism, World Views
Krumm, Volker – 1989
Although Austrian schools legally belong to the state, the question of who has actual control remains controversial. Issues related to governance are discussed in this paper, which presents a historical overview of the development of educational policymakers' views on governance and the evolution of parents' rights, and an examination of teacher…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Decentralization, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation
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