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Cuneen, Nicolas – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
This article examines two issues related to essentialist beliefs, autonomy and education. The first issue concerns the conceptualization of the role of essentialist beliefs about selfhood in the development of a continually transformative relationship with oneself. We argue that Carol Dweck's understanding of the regular causality of implicit…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, School Administration, Professional Autonomy, Transformative Learning
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McGinley, William; Kamberelis, George; White, John Wesley – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
To engage in critical readings of literary texts, in ways that are also ethical and compassionate, requires readers to enter emotionally and imaginatively into the complex, textual worlds of others as they are portrayed in stories. Such stories have the potential to create new worlds that make visible our collective being in ways that allow us to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Literature, Critical Reading, Ethics
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Yun, SunInn – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
This paper discusses the educational significance of the national museum as a reminder of the nature of home and its relation to nostalgia. I contextualise the sense of home in various ways. First, the national museum materialises the nostalgic claim of 'our' history, the collective memory and identity, which is in some way or other mixed up with…
Descriptors: History, Museums, Self Concept, Memory
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Arday, Jason; Zoe Belluigi, Dina; Thomas, Dave – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
Anti-racist education within the Academy holds the potential to truly reflect the cultural hybridity of our diverse, multi-cultural society through the canons of knowledge that educators celebrate, proffer and embody. The centrality of Whiteness as an instrument of power and privilege ensures that particular types of knowledge continue to remain…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Cultural Pluralism
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Doharty, Nadena; Madriaga, Manuel; Joseph-Salisbury, Remi – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
UK Higher Education is characterised by structural and institutional forms of whiteness. As scholars and activists are increasingly speaking out to testify, whiteness has wide-ranging implications that affect curricula, pedagogy, knowledge production, university policies, campus climate, and the experiences of students and faculty of colour.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers
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Park, Jane Chi Hyun; Tomkins, Sara – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
'Representing Race and Gender' was the first course in the undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney to foreground race. This paper provides a critical reflection of our embodied and affective experiences teaching this course as women of different racial and cultural backgrounds (Korean…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Pennant, April-Louise M. O. O. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
The dire implications of navigating the overwhelming whiteness of the education system for Black women is foregrounded by the author's autoethnography about her educational journey and experiences. Within it, the author illustrates the key role of her Black identity - despite being immersed in whiteness-- to provide a strong sense of self, pride…
Descriptors: Females, Racial Identification, Whites, Womens Education
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Chaudry, Izram – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
This paper focuses on the ways in which Islamophobia operates within a university environment and how it is impacting the everyday experiences for a sample of British Muslim students. Qualitative methods were adopted to interview a select of participants attending a Russell Group institution located in Northern England. The findings revealed that…
Descriptors: Islam, Fear, Educational Experience, College Students
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Shain, Farzana – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
This paper explores educational inequalities through an analysis of the educational aspirations and future expectations of British girls and young women who identify as Muslim. It draws on qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with teen girls (aged 13-19) and young women in their early 20s living in the north and south of England, the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Terrorism, Equal Education, Females
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Lian, Yi; Zhu, Zhiyong – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
This study uses a Marxist perspective to investigate Hong Kong students' alienation from learning. Alienated learners find learning to be a meaningless, disempowering, and estranging activity. Fifteen Hong Kong undergraduate students were invited to join a photovoice project in which they actively took, shared, and discussed photographs of their…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Alienation
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Matta, Corrado – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
The aim of this paper is to reconstruct and critically assess the evidential relationship between neuroscience and educational practice. To do this, I reconstruct a standard way in which evidence from neuroscience is used to support recommendations about educational practice, that is, testing pedagogical interventions using neuroimaging methods,…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests, Teaching Methods
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Xu, Kefei – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
This article studies the current US-China relationship using the dialectic ideas of "I Ching." Firstly, the researcher introduces some basic theories of the topic. The dialectics of "I Ching" is based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang, on which the "unity of opposites" thought is built. The state of a "unity of…
Descriptors: International Relations, Philosophy, Peace, Change
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Kim, Juhwan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
Many educational studies reference ideology, imaginary, and myth constructs represented in programs of study, textbooks, and school rituals. In the fields of history, civic, and social studies education, for example, many scholars frequently employ these terms to examine mythic groundings of particular nationalisms entwined with the ways in which…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ideology, Misconceptions, Social Studies
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Les, Tomasz – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
The author of the article explores the significance of philosophical analysis in contemporary educational research. Considering the dominant position of empirical methods (which stems from the erroneous assumption on the lack of essential relations between practice and theory), the author puts forward a thesis regarding the need for educational…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy, Research Methodology
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Ward, Sophie – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
By 1989, fascism had long been defeated in Europe, and reforms in the Soviet Union appeared to signify the collapse of communist ideology, prompting Francis Fukuyama to famously declare the 'end of history'. Since then, neoliberalism has been rolled out globally. This paper argues that, with regard to higher education, Fukuyama's claim that the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Social Change, Social Systems, Neoliberalism
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