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Gordon, Mordechai – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2015
This essay critically examines the underlying assumptions about freedom and democracy at the basis of those like the NRA who argue that the United States does not have a gun problem and that the second amendment protects citizens' rights to own any gun they wish. Inspired by Hannah Arendt's political philosophy, the author first discusses three…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Violence, Political Attitudes, Philosophy
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Kreber, Carolin – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
Recent reform initiatives calling for "civic" ("public-good" or "democratic") professionalism can be seen as a response to the widely reported decline in public trust in the professions and an attempt to partially remedy this problem through a more publically engaged professionalism. The author draws on the political…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Freedom, Labor
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Andersson, Erik; Olson, Maria – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
In this article we argue that young people's political participation in the social media can be considered "public pedagogy". The argument builds on a previous empirical analysis of a Swedish net community called Black Heart. Theoretically, the article is based on a particular notion of public pedagogy, education and Hannah Arendt's…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Teaching Methods, Social Media, Philosophy
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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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Gordon, Haim – Educational Forum, 1988
Discusses Hannah Arendt's belief that Nazi Adolf Eichmann's crimes stem from his failure to think. States that educators in a democracy must teach students to think about political and social issues. Covers methods of teaching thinking (as differentiated from problem solving) and dangers of a political realm without thinking citizens. (CH)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Dogmatism, Foreign Countries, Nazism
Murchland, Bernard, Ed. – 1991
This book is a collection of essays on political education for democratic citizenship in higher education developed out of meetings over 5 years of a small group of faculty, administrators and students who gathered to discuss the way academia was educating young people for political responsibility. Following a foreword and an introduction by…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility