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Keefover, Karen Shade – Educational Forum, 1983
Asserts that existing accountability policies assume that a single behaviorist theory is the one best system for effective education. Examines the pitfalls of the one-system approach through the examples of John Stuart Mill's utilitarian upbringing and "Gradgrindism" in Charles Dickens' novel "Hard Times." (SK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavior Theories, Behavioral Objectives, Measurement
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Morse, Jane Fowler – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2001
Using the theories of John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx, this article supports the educational entitlements of intellectual freedom and economic sufficiency. Explores these issues in reference to their implications for teaching, the teaching profession and its training. Concludes that ideas cannot be controlled by the interests of the dominant class.…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Academic Freedom, Discourse Communities, Educational Environment
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Olssen, Mark – Journal of Education Policy, 2000
Examines the philosophical tradition of ethical liberalism from its emergence as a coherent response to 19th century classical liberal individualism through contemporary formulations. Pursues origins in John Stuart Mills's writings and assesses ethical liberalism's relevance for understanding current neo-liberal policy restructuring in education.…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Economic Factors, Educational Philosophy
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Froehlich, Thomas J. – Library Trends, 1991
Examines ethical considerations involved in the transfer of appropriate information technology to less developed countries. Approaches to technology are considered; two philosophical frameworks for studying ethical considerations are discussed, i.e., the Kantian approach and the utilitarian perspective by John Stuart Mill; and integration of the…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Developing Nations, Ethics, Feminism
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Henderson, Willie – History of Education, 1992
Reports on the work of Harriet Martineau, an economist who had a major impact on British economic theory and public policy in the mid-1800s. Discusses the background and development of her theories. Describes the impact they had on Thomas Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and other social scientists. (CFR)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Economics, Educational History, Females
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Tulloch, Gail – Australian Journal of Education, 1989
It is proposed that John Stuart Mill's principles on liberal feminism are still relevant and have not yet been fully implemented. A Millian account of equality of opportunity and discrimination is developed, and current measures in the field of sexual equality are critiqued. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Feminism, Philosophy
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Thompson, Dennis F. – Educational Record, 1989
John Stuart Mill's principle of liberty is discussed with the view that it needs to be revised to guide moral judgments in higher education. Three key elements need to be modified: the action that is constrained; the constraint on the action; and the agent whose action is constrained. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, Ethics, General Education
Magsino, Romulo F. – Interchange on Educational Policy, 1982
Attempts by courts in the United States and Canada to define the rights of children, parents, and educators are described, and their shortcomings and contradictions are pointed out. The author suggests another approach based on utilitarian values and pre-suppositions presented in works by John Stuart Mill. (PP)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Court Doctrine, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tarrant, Iona; Tarrant, James – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2004
This paper proposes a new interpretation of John Stuart Mill's notion of utility, which is used to provide a utilitarian justification for an eclectic, rather than a vocational, education. Vocational education is strongly promoted in recent policy documents, which makes it important to raise the question of justification. Many existing…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Democracy, Ethics
Moore, Richard O. – 1973
The president of a leading public television station presents his views on the institutional nature of commercial and especially public television. In particular, he contends that the reliance of public television on government support, which is contingent on governmental judgments of objectivity and balance, is at least as inimical to the basic…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Commercial Television, Educational Television, Federal Aid
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Crossley, Robert – Journal of General Education, 1979
Analyzes and contrasts Mill's "Autobiography" and Adams'"The Education of Henry Adams" in order to present two approaches to the nature of education and of failure. Maintains that their perspectives may serve as catalysts and cautions for contemporary theories of education and its utility and relevance. (CAM)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Sirkin, Gerald; Sirkin, Natalie Robinson – Journal of General Education, 1973
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, International Education, Letters (Correspondence)
Girard, M. Phyllis – 1981
One in a series of booklets on instructional units for gifted students, the document centers on drama for high school students. Objectives of the interdisciplinary course include increased awareness of the dramatist's role in society and greater sensitivity to the creative process. An introductory section examines the major differences between…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Drama, Gifted, High Schools
Rosa, Marie A. – 2001
This lesson plan begins with an overview of the age of enlightenment and those ideas that influenced the founders of the United States. The lesson plan provides information sheets about five enlightenment thinkers: John Locke (1632-1704), Mary Wolstonecraft (1759-1898), Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1788), and John…
Descriptors: Democracy, European History, Grade 10, High Schools
Anderson, Albert – 1996
Intended for professionals and others in the field of philanthropy, this book applies ethics and ethical decision-making to fund raising. Its primary aim is to enhance the level of ethical fund raising throughout the nonprofit sector by equipping those involved with frameworks for understanding and taking principled actions and preventing…
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Donors, Educational Finance, Educational Trends
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