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Hytten, Kathy – Education and Culture, 2019
In this essay, I reflect on the need for an activist notion of hope as an antidote to the social, political, and educational challenges we face in our current times. I first discuss some of these challenges as well as emergent signs of hope based upon different ways of telling the stories of our present. I then define hope as a way of being and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Reflection, Activism, Psychological Patterns
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Stengel, Barbara S. – Education and Culture, 2018
How can and will educators in any setting work with young people of all ages to enable them to develop the ability to interrogate--without denigrating--the claims of candidates, the newsmaking of media, the needs of their neighbors, and the fears of their family members? The answer I offer and defend here involves two dispositions--creative…
Descriptors: Creativity, Positive Attitudes, Democracy, Educational Philosophy
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Stroud, Scott R. – Education and Culture, 2018
This article explores the contours of the Indian pragmatist Bhimrao Ambedkar and his reconstruction of Buddhism in the 1950s. As a student of John Dewey at Columbia University, young Ambedkar was heavily influenced by the pragmatist ideas of democracy and reconstruction. Throughout his life he would continue to evoke Dewey's words and ideas in his…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Philosophy, Buddhism, Democratic Values
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Greenwalt, Kyle A.; Nguyen, Cuong H. – Education and Culture, 2017
In this paper, we explore the degree to which the Buddhist mindfulness practice and the habits of democratic citizenship can be reconstructed in light of each other. We ask what mindfulness is, seeking to first understand it in its Buddhist context. Then we turn to the work of John Dewey in order to seek possibilities for mutual reconstruction.…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Progressive Education
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Hanes, Jay Michael; Weisman, Eleanor – Education and Culture, 2016
Two artist-educators analyzed their creative process informed by John Dewey's concepts regarding the act of expression. The essay interweaves a description of their performance piece with a discussion of conceptual processes, including intermediality and collaboration as crucial in art making, learning, and pedagogical efficacy. Both the creation…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art Expression, Self Expression, Experience
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Kim, Jiwon – Education and Culture, 2009
This article opens by raising a need to examine today's moral education for a new century. John Dewey insists that "arts are educative," so that "they open the door to an expansion of meaning and to an enlarged capacity to experience the world." This insight retains remarkable implications for today's moral education. Aesthetic experience is…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Aesthetics, Moral Values, Values Education
Menger, Pierre-Michel – Education and Culture, 1977
Discusses an economic and morphological analysis of the field of contemporary music creation in order to define the three major problems which face governments and local authorities which intervene to support a fairly large number of bodies concerned with the production and/or performance of music and which are unable to finance themselves.…
Descriptors: Concerts, Creativity, Financial Needs, Illustrations
Moles, Abraham A. – Education and Culture, 1973
In order to study the broadening of the field of possibilities for individuals or for society as a whole, a phenomenological study needs to be made of the individual's psychology in his relations with his products or with those of the social system. (Author)
Descriptors: Creativity, Cultural Enrichment, Individual Power, Mass Media
Roger, Yves – Education and Culture, 1972
Discusses the facotrs involved in recognizing and encouraging creative ability, and summarizes creativity research to date. (SP)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Research
Tiphaigne, Chantal – Education and Culture, 1974
Discussed the Council for Cultural Co-operation, a guide to the new educational and cultural adventure taking place in Europe. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Creativity, Cultural Activities, Educational History, Educational Objectives
Helgesen, Aina – Education and Culture, 1976
Attention is focused on the future structure of public involvement in the encouragement of creative artistic work as outlined by the Department of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs in its latest White Paper concerning cultural affairs. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Artists, Creativity, Financial Support, Fine Arts
Krahmer, Catherine – Education and Culture, 1976
Article outlines efforts of government to stimulate all forms of artistic activity, and to make art accessible to the widest possible public. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Artists, Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Financial Policy
Oosterhof, G. W. – Education and Culture, 1976
Descriptors: Artists, Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Financial Policy