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Schutz, Aaron; Sandy, Marie G. – Educational Theory, 2015
Hannah Arendt's essays about the 1957 crisis over efforts of a group of youth, the "Little Rock Nine," to desegregate a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, reveal a tension in her vision of the "public." In this article Aaron Schutz and Marie Sandy look closely at the experiences of the youth desegregating the school,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Politics, Teaching Methods, United States History
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Sunday, Kristine E. – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2018
This article is an embodied representation of how narrative illustrates Hannah Arendt's ideas of action, natality and plurality. It is, in essence, a story of a story that situates the actions of two young children as an instance where difference came together through the political and public act of drawing. Throughout the unfolding of the event,…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Story Telling, Social Action, Politics
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Biesta, Gert – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2016
In this paper, I explore the educational significance of the work of Hannah Arendt through reflections on four papers that constitute this special issue. I focus on the challenge of reconciling ourselves to reality, that is, of being at home in the world. Although Arendt's idea of being at home in the world is connected to her explorations of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Friendship, Politics, Role
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den Heyer, Kent; van Kessel, Cathryn – McGill Journal of Education, 2015
We all have a sense of evil, but many of us do not ponder its nature or the ways in which our beliefs about evil shape what we teach and learn about the actions of citizens in historical or contemporary times. We argue that the word and concept of evil can be detrimental to the development of good citizens when it is used as a political and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Violence, Role of Education
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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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Gunter, Helen M.; McGinity, Ruth – Research Papers in Education, 2014
Our investigations into the politics of the Academies Programme in England have generated thinking that draws on data about the conversion process from two projects. We engage with an early City Academy that replaced two "failing" schools, and a recent Academy that replaced a "successful" high school. We deploy Hannah Arendt's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Politics, Neoliberalism
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Gillies, Donald – Critical Studies in Education, 2014
How research can better inform policy and how policy can have a better research base are longstanding issues both in educational research and across public policy generally. Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, this article argues that progress in increasing the impact of research can be made through a clearer understanding of the nature of…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Research, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Ranson, Stewart – Critical Studies in Education, 2012
The collective action predicaments of the time require citizens to participate in remaking the governance of civil society so that they can become engaged and cooperate together. Can citizens become makers of civil society? This article draws upon Hannah Arendt's "On Revolution" to provide a theory of remaking in which citizens come together to…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Social Action, Governance, Social Theories
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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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Thompson, Winston C. – Critical Questions in Education, 2012
In this article the author considers how social media--a new, evolving, and increasingly pervasive form of communication and community--shapes students' attitudes towards practices of communication and community in their futures as political actors. How ought educators respond to this new world; can they lead their students into a culture of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Politics, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Poyntz, Stuart R. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2009
More than 30 years since Hannah Arendt's death in 1975 at the age of 69, her novel theory of the public realm continues to attract attention and debate. In this article, the author contributes to this discussion by drawing on Arendt's theory of public life to investigate the space of youth media production in relation to questions of democratic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics, Theories, Democracy
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Elshtain, Jean Bethke – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 1996
Uses the 1988 film "A World Apart" as a focus for commentary on the controversial topic of involving children in political activism. Analyzes Hannah Arendt's writings for opinions on childhood activism, contrasting Arendt's views with those of Robert Coles. Gives examples from the desegregation crisis in the United States, China's Maoist…
Descriptors: Activism, Child Advocacy, Child Rearing, Child Welfare