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Lilja, Peter – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2018
For a long time, one of the most important tasks for education in liberal democracies has been to foster the next generation in core democratic values in order to prepare them for future political responsibilities. In spite of this, general trust in the liberal democratic system is in rapid decline. In this paper, the tension between the ambitions…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Political Science, Democratic Values
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Tamboukou, Maria – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2016
Understanding and action are central themes in Hannah Arendt's thought and an idea that runs throughout her work is that whenever human beings act, they start processes. It is in this light that she saw education as a process whose aim is to make human beings feel at home in the world. Given the centrality of process in understanding action, early…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Outcomes of Education, Universities, Imagination
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Korsgaard, Morten Timmermann; Aldinger, Mathias Mogensen – Educational Theory, 2018
In this article, Morten Korsgaard and Mathias Aldinger examine the educational thinking of Hannah Arendt and accompany their analysis with an educational reading of Søren Kierkegaard's "The Seducer's Diary." The authors argue that their readings of Arendt and Kierkegaard point us to a pitfall in how we often approach the educational…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Progressive Education, Age Differences, Freedom
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Tosas, Mar Rosàs – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2016
In this paper we claim educational leadership as an autonomous discipline whose goals and strategies should not mirror those typical of business and political leadership. In order to define the aims proper to educational leadership we question three common assumptions of what it is supposed to carry out. First, we turn to Hannah Arendt and her…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Role of Education, Criticism
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Baldacchino, John – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This is an article review of Peter McLaren's "Pedagogy of Insurrection" (New York: Peter Lang, 2015). While it seeks to position McLaren's work within the context of critical pedagogy, this paper also assesses McLaren from the wider discussion of Marxist--Hegelian discourse as it evolved within the Left. Engaging with McLaren critically,…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Social Systems, Social Change, Epistemology
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Assiter, Alison – Educational Theory, 2013
A recent report on the UK's higher education system by Lord John Browne exemplifies the dominant trend in education policy initiatives toward a focus on education primarily for employment and for the acquisition of skills. In this essay, Alison Assiter argues that such an entrepreneurial approach neglects essential aspects of the processes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Educational Trends, Educational Policy
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Jessop, Sharon – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2011
Hannah Arendt's critique of education in 1950s USA provides an important way of understanding the development of citizenship education. Her theory on the nature of childhood and her concepts of natality and authority give insight into both the directions of current policies and practices, and the possible future states into which these elements…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Criticism, Educational Philosophy
Jacoby, Russell – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
A street is named after her. Back-to-back conferences celebrate her. New books champion her. Hannah Arendt has joined the small world of philosophical heroes. During her life, she received honorary degrees from Princeton, Smith, and other colleges and universities. Denmark awarded her its Sonning Prize for "commendable work that benefits European…
Descriptors: Reputation, Authors, Philosophy, Criticism