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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
Meyer, Karen Ann; Fels, Lynn – Canadian Journal of Education, 2013
This article responds to a "what-if" question regarding education, raised by a woman inmate. Emerging in the midst of a research project with women in prison, the unexpected question haunts the two authors, both educational researchers, who in turn reconsider education's role in difficult circumstances. For guidance, the authors turn to…
Descriptors: Females, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Role of Education
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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
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