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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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Gillies, Donald – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2016
The importance of the concept of reflective practice within the teaching profession has been stressed heavily in recent decades. How it is enacted and how beginning teachers, in particular, have been encouraged to exercise it remains somewhat unclear, with the risk that it becomes a cursory, ill-informed exercise in self-affirmation rather than a…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Theories, Professionalism
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Morgan, Marie – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2016
Dissatisfied with the Western tradition of political philosophy, Arendt maintained a tension between the political, which she associates primarily with the freedom to act, and the philosophical, which she associates principally with the activity of thinking, throughout her works. Whilst Arendt's work is underpinned by a focus on political action,…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Philosophy, Freedom, Thinking Skills