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Schutz, Aaron – Educational Theory, 2001
Argues that an essential aspect of Arendt's work resides in its form, noting that Arendt developed a crucial model for those who struggle with the gap between practice and the extreme simplicity of the systems of thought that attempt to capture it. The essay explores what Arendt called personas that she wore in her writings (storyteller, theorist,…
Descriptors: Authors, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics
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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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Conroy, James C.; Davis, Robert A. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2002
In this essay, the authors suggest that there is another, different and more ancient way of looking at the moral and social role of the teacher and the processes of education in which she is involved. This alternative perspective draws on older, more imaginative and complex sources of meaning than the latest Gallup poll or the latest adjusted…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Educational Change, Calculus, Educational Practices
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Gordon, Mordechai – Educational Theory, 1999
Democratic educators should take Arendt's conservatism seriously. Arendt's conception of authority shares fundamental assumptions with mainstream conservative views, although her political philosophy is heavily influenced by existentialism. This paper argues that Arendt's view of authority in education constitutes an alternative to other…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
MARTIN, HAROLD C. – 1967
DESPITE THE IMPORTANCE OF COURSES DESIGNED TO INTEREST THE ENGLISH MAJOR AND TO PREPARE FUTURE ENGLISH TEACHERS, ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS MUST CONCERN THEMSELVES MORE WITH THE NEEDS OF THE GENERAL STUDENT. DEPARTMENTS MUST ALMOST REVERSE THEIR CURRENT VALUE SYSTEM IF THEY HOPE TO SHAPE YOUNG MINDS AND PROVIDE A HUMANISTIC ALTERNATIVE TO THE NARROW…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, English, English Curriculum
Sanctuary, Gerald – 1970
The author examines specific manifestations of violence in relation to sexuality: (1) forcible rape rate; (2) war atrocities; (3) sexual violence in prisons; and (4) pornography. Drawing much from Hannah Arendt's book on violence, he views sexual violence as symptomatic of a lack of sexual power, not a sign of its possession. The causes are seen…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship
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Jung, Verena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2004
This paper examines the process of self-translation undertaken by German exile writers who translated their own works, written in English, the language of their host country, back into their mother tongue, German. It postulates that the necessary precondition for self-translation is not just bilinguality but also biculturality and that it is this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Translation, Familiarity, Foreign Countries
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Whitfield, Stephen J. – History Teacher, 1981
Considers Arendt's argument that Eichmann was an example of how Nazi totalitarianism changed modern concepts of evil. Concludes that an amoral bureaucracy, whose goals transcended personal judgment, involvement, or responsibility, is part of the social environment which still constitutes a threat today. (AM)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Bureaucracy, European History, Modern History
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
Cobern, William W. – 1993
It has been argued from world view theory that fundamental beliefs abut the world exert a powerful influence on how sense is made of events in the world. However, the nature of that influence has remained enigmatic. Hannah Arendt's distinction between thinking and comprehension, and knowing and apprehension provides a clarification. Thinking is…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
Demetz, Peter, Ed. – 1962
One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Sergey Tretiakov, Hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Hannah Arendt, Eric Bentley, Oscar Budel, Ernst Schumacher, I. Fradkin, Hans Egon Holthusen, Gunter Rohrmoser, Walter H. Sokol, Franz Norbert…
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, Drama, German Literature
Oliker, Michael A., Ed. – 2001
This proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society contain two presidential addresses: "Separating School and State: An Analytical Polemic" (D. G. Smith); and "'Whither Now, Alfonse?': Beyond the Polemic (A Response to Smith)" (J. M. Fennell). The Proceedings contains the following papers from the 1999 meeting:…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Fairy Tales, Higher Education, Multicultural Education
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