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Locke, Kirsten A. – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2008
In his book "Democracy and Music Education: Liberalism, Ethics, and the Politics of Practice," Paul Woodford issues an invitation for shared dialogue and debate regarding the state of music education in developed countries. Through an appropriation of John Dewey's thoughts regarding a democratic society, Woodford sees great hope for the position…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Democracy, Developed Nations
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Smiraglia, Richard P. – Library Trends, 2002
Presents a background on theory in knowledge organization, which has moved from an epistemic stance of pragmatism and rationalism (based on observation of the construction of retrieval tools), to empiricism (based on the results of empirical research). Discusses historicism, external validity, classification, user-interface design, and…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Classification, Computer Interfaces, Epistemology
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Santoro, Ninetta – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2005
This paper reports on a qualitative case study that investigated how the professional identities of trainers in the adult sector in Australia are shaped by intersecting relations of social class, ethnicity, gender and the discourses of vocational adult education. Interviews with two trainers as well as observations of them at work are analysed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Case Studies, Adults
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Brown, Lloyd W. – Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1974
Suggests that the assumption that the theme of anti-rationalism in Jones is an attack on reason as such and that such a theme rests on an exclusive commitment to the irrational needs to be tested. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Influences, Black Literature, Black Stereotypes, Blacks
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Gay, Geneva – Educational Leadership, 1979
Suggests that understanding different conceptual models of curriculum making will increase the effectiveness and rationality of the development process. Presents four commonly used models of curriculum development: empiricism, rationalism, pragmatism, and humanism. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
Chappell, Clive – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research, 1996
Explores how modernist paradigms (empiricism, rationalism, positivism, humanism, and critical theory) have shaped postcompulsory education. Suggests the potential influence of postmodernism in terms of critiquing modernist views and developing future education and training systems. (SK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Modernism, Postmodernism, Postsecondary Education
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Hodkinson, Phil – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1998
Post-Fordist notions of people as the most important organizational resource are congruent with teacher professionalism. However, government vocational education policies are dominated by technical rationalism, which treats teachers as technicians to be controlled. (SK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Job Training, Public Policy
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Haste, Helen – Journal of Moral Education, 1996
Compares and contrasts the world views and psychological assumptions of communitarianism and liberal rationalism. Liberal rationalists come out of a strongly cognitive, individualistic psychological tradition while communitarians espouse social constructivism. Discusses the implications of this for moral education. (MJP)
Descriptors: Community Role, Cultural Influences, Educational Philosophy, Ethical Instruction
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Robertson, Susan L.; Woock, Roger R. – Urban Education, 1989
Outlines and analyzes reforms in Australian education over the past two decades. Argues that these institutional reorganizations and social movements reflect the New Right's political and economic ideology of economic rationalism as reflected in a new corporate hegemony. (FMW)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Conservatism, Economic Development, Educational Change
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Simonton, Dean Keith – Social Behavior and Personality, 1975
The interdisciplinary relationships among 15 kinds of creative achievement were examined over 130 generations of European history. A P-technique factor analysis located three major interdisciplinary clusters: (a) discursive; (b) presentational; and (c) rationalism-mysticism. (Author)
Descriptors: Achievement, Creativity, Creativity Research, European History
Dull, Laura J. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2006
Drawing on Foucault's analysis of disciplinary power and Gramsci's theories on hegemony, Laura Dull argues in this insightful volume that Ghanian teachers' diverse roles--as moral disciplinarians, ambivalent partners with global donors and lenders, romantic racialists of Africans--illustrate the ways in which educators deploy history and…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Discipline, Ethics
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Land, Ray – E-Learning, 2006
Using Milton's "Paradise Lost" as metaphor, this article examines shifting positions of authority, and the role of technology, in higher education practice. As higher education becomes caught up in the performative agendas of globalised market rationalism, technology is mobilised in a specific way which sits uncomfortably with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Figurative Language, Power Structure, College Faculty
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Adams, F. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
This article identifies some of the implications of corporate forms of higher education governance for the management of South African universities. It explores corporate higher educational governance with reference to institutional autonomy incorporating academic freedom. It is the contention of this article that the primary driver of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, Governance
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Lam, Chi-Ming – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2007
Based on a rather simple thesis that we can learn from our mistakes, Karl Popper developed a falsificationist epistemology in which knowledge grows through falsifying, or criticizing, our theories. According to him, knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, progresses through conjectures (i.e. tentative solutions to problems) that are controlled…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Criticism, Critical Thinking, Epistemology
Wong, Wai Lun – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The study investigates how teacher administrators and teachers in Hong Kong secondary schools experienced the implementation process of School Self-Evaluation (SSE), perceived the effects of SSE and described the implementation approach of SSE from the perspectives of policy implementation within the policy studies in education. Given that this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, Educational Improvement, Secondary Schools
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