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Nixon, Jon – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2016
This paper provides an introduction to the enduring friendship between Hannah Arendt and Karl Jaspers. It shows how their intellectual development as public educators was sustained by their ongoing dialogue which flourished not in spite of but because of their huge differences of circumstance and personality. This friendship between two renowned…
Descriptors: Friendship, Intellectual Development, Higher Education, Letters (Correspondence)
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Gardiner, Rita A. – Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, 2015
Can authentic leadership engender ethical communities? If so, in what ways? One way that leading authentically may help engender ethical communities is by attending to relationships. Focusing on relational aspects may have value in promoting the ethical potential of authentic leadership. For that ethical potential to be realized, however, leaders…
Descriptors: Ethics, Instructional Leadership, Women Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Lange, Lis – Perspectives in Education, 2012
Taking as its point of departure Ahier's location of the problem of citizenship in the context of the changes that globalisation and neo-liberalism have brought about in higher education, this article focuses on the conceptual preconditions that need to underpin the idea of "teaching" citizenship through the university curriculum. The…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Higher Education, College Curriculum, Citizenship
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Gorton, William; Havercroft, Jonathan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2012
As teachers of political theory, our goal is not merely to help students understand the abstract reasoning behind key ideas and texts of our discipline. We also wish to convey the historical contexts that informed these ideas and texts, including the political aims of their authors. But the traditional lecture-and-discussion approach tends to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Attitudes, Theories, Time Perspective
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Santos, Doris – Educational Action Research, 2016
While carrying out a study aimed at understanding the contribution of participatory action research (PAR) to the political realm in contemporary higher education, a problematic situation was found when doing a literature review in the field of action research. This problem concerns the intermittent appearance of the "participatory"…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Higher Education, Politics
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Santos, Doris – Educational Action Research, 2012
In the social sciences, inquiry into the relationship between storytelling and politics is based on a notion of historical continuity. One problem is the possible trap of inevitability inherent in this notion--that something which happened "had to happen". Hannah Arendt's conception of political theory as storytelling overcomes this trap,…
Descriptors: Publicity, Story Telling, Action Research, Social Sciences
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Melkun, Cheryl Hawkinson – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2012
In November 2008 the Sloan Consortium published "Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States." This study produced survey statistics relating to enrollments in online courses. The study confirmed what most administrators and faculty members already suspected: the growth of online higher education continues to be astounding;…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Discourse Communities, Higher Education, Writing (Composition)
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Harwood, Valerie – Curriculum Inquiry, 2011
One of the numerous responses to the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in April 2007 has been the call for higher education institutions in the United States to take an increased role in identifying troubled students. This has had widely felt effects, with educational institutions across the United States developing mechanisms such as Threat…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Violence, Schools, Depression (Psychology)
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Topf, Mel A. – College English, 1978
Presents Hannah Arendt's views on the relationship between art and society, concluding that "worldlessness" or world alienation is reflected in modern literature and literary criticism. (DD)
Descriptors: Art, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Social Attitudes
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Stern, Peter; Yarbrough, Jean – American Scholar, 1978
Hannah Arendt's gaity, wit, and passion, her testy impatience, her love of debate, her shrewd common sense, her joy in communicating her knowledge, and her brilliance and learning are the qualities that made her such a remarkable and inspiring teacher. Here is an evaluation of her teaching performance by two former students. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Biographical Inventories, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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O'Fallon, David – Arts Education Policy Review, 1995
Asserts that, in the fields of the arts and education, the United States faces an intersection of opportunities to bring the arts into education with more depth. Maintains that the arts are essential for effective living today. Discusses Hannah Arendt's three forms of human activity--labor, work, and action--and relates the role of the arts to…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art, Art Education, Citizenship Education
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Cmiel, Kenneth – Journal of Communication, 1996
Discusses United States communication research as it emerged in the 1940s, the successor to propaganda analysis and tributary of modernization theory. Places it in the broader context mid-century American and European social thought. Compares these developments to the work of Hannah Arendt and of Emmanuel Levinas on the sense of difference and…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Research, Educational History, Higher Education
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Roberts-Miller, Patricia – JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 2002
Considers that Arendt's connection of argument and thinking, and her perception that both serve to thwart totalitarianism, suggest that agonal rhetoric is the best discourse for a diverse and inclusive public sphere. Notes that Arendt's advocacy of agonal rhetoric is troubling, especially in regard to its potential elitism, masculinism, and…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Rhetoric
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Jasinski, James – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1993
Analyzes the way a specific narrative text (Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 feature film "The Big Chill") confronts the relationship between communal norms and political possibilities. Shows how the film enacts a complex disjunctive narrative argument endorsing a specific form of communal affiliation (what Hannah Arendt refers to as…
Descriptors: Community, Community Cooperation, Discourse Analysis, Film Criticism
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Nixon, Jon – Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 2001
Investigates the process character of action and "the political" as the field within which the unpredictable consequences of human agency play out, highlighting Arendt's theorizing of action and more recent elaborations of key notions within that theoretical frame, analyzing the roots of learning in human action, and discussing the return of the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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