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Schinkel, Anders – Educational Theory, 2018
Many authors have claimed a moral and educational significance for wonder. In this article Anders Schinkel assesses these claims in order to address the question whether we do indeed have reason to stimulate the sense of wonder and to provoke experiences of wonder in education with a view to its moral effects or importance. Are there moral effects…
Descriptors: Imagination, Ethical Instruction, Relevance (Education), Educational Needs
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Mulcahy, D. G. – Educational Theory, 2018
D. G. Mulcahy highlights some of Jane Roland Martin's major contributions to the field of philosophy of education in this review essay. He focuses on several of Martin's better-known works--including "Reclaiming a Conversation," "The Schoolhome," "Changing the Educational Landscape," "Coming of Age in…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Liberal Arts, General Education, Educational Theories
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Gordon, Mordechai – Educational Theory, 2018
Inspired by Orwell's chilling account of brainwashing, propaganda, and the obliteration of the lines between fiction and truth, Mordechai Gordon attempts to make sense of the phenomenon of lying in politics as a challenge to deliberative civics education. His analysis begins with a detailed consideration of the distinctions Hannah Arendt draws…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Civics, Citizenship Education, Ethics
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Bialystok, Lauren – Educational Theory, 2018
In this essay Lauren Bialystok argues that the standard liberal defense of parental opt-outs is inconsistent in the case of comprehensive sex education. Using the recent controversy over a new sex education curriculum in Ontario, Canada, as a case study, Bialystok examines the aims and effects of sex education and the self-described conscience of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Sex Education, Parent Attitudes
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Wahl, Rachel – Educational Theory, 2018
Deliberation has become a defining ideal of democratic theory, and learning is central to robust deliberation. It is challenging for people to learn from each other, however, in contexts of inequality and deep social cleavages--though this is precisely when such learning is most needed. The political theorist Danielle Allen has argued that the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, African Americans, Learning Processes
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Hostetler, Karl D. – Educational Theory, 2018
In this article Karl Hostetler portrays teachers as tragic ironists whose existence is prone to "playful disruptions of the soul," when the meaning and value of ideas pertinent to teaching--including "teaching" itself--become puzzling, prompting a reassessment and reinvigoration of those ideas. In developing his concept of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Tragedy, Figurative Language, Greek Civilization
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Graham, Polly – Educational Theory, 2018
In this essay, Polly Graham addresses a current instantiation of what might be called self-loss within education in the United States. Graham observes that, in her experience, many students and educators, whether decidedly or without reflection, conform to superficial schooling practices that circumscribe the possibility of receiving affirmations…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Self Concept, Alienation
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Roosevelt, Dirck; Garrison, Jim – Educational Theory, 2018
This essay by Dirck Roosevelt and Jim Garrison seeks to reclaim the lost soul of teaching by examining distortions wrought upon or threatening it by practice-based teacher education (PBTE) and like developments. The notion that teaching centers upon mastery of "core" practices understood as routinely skilled performance is inadequate to…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Criticism, Teacher Evaluation, Moral Values
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Stengel, Barbara S. – Educational Theory, 2018
Barbara Stengel's purpose in this essay is to complicate our understanding of the quality and status of educational courage as it is typically exercised in schools today, and to offer profiles of that courage in a minor key. If we only portray -- and aspire to -- courage in the heroic form that tilts against a system that is unfair, misguided, or…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Profiles, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Shuffelton, Amy B. – Educational Theory, 2018
"Collaboration" is frequently urged on students, who are praised for being "good collaborators." Yet collaboration has two senses: a positive sense of autonomously undertaken joint endeavor, but also a sinister implication of treacherous cooperation with enemies. In this article, Amy Shuffelton probes the uses and misuses of…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Philosophy, Neoliberalism
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Korsgaard, Morten Timmermann; Aldinger, Mathias Mogensen – Educational Theory, 2018
In this article, Morten Korsgaard and Mathias Aldinger examine the educational thinking of Hannah Arendt and accompany their analysis with an educational reading of Søren Kierkegaard's "The Seducer's Diary." The authors argue that their readings of Arendt and Kierkegaard point us to a pitfall in how we often approach the educational…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Progressive Education, Age Differences, Freedom
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Lewin, David – Educational Theory, 2018
In this article, David Lewin examines the processes of educational representation, simplification, and selection, proposing the term "pedagogical reduction" in order to clarify the role these processes play within pedagogy. Although this term is virtually unknown among Anglo-American educational theorists, it reflects a substantial…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy, Hermeneutics
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Waks, Leonard J. – Educational Theory, 2018
In order to extend our understanding of the relationship between humility and teaching, Leonard Waks investigates both humility and teaching as philosophical concepts and considers their conceptual connections. In doing so, he shows how humility is related conceptually to teaching in unexpected ways. He begins by offering some reflections on the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Correlation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Hansen, David T. – Educational Theory, 2018
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) is a legend in her native Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. She is esteemed for the artistic and intellectual quality of her wide-ranging poetry, plays, and prose writings. She is renowned for her defense of the right of women to study, to publish their scholarship, and to teach, all controversial claims…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Poetry, Spanish Literature, Drama
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Fantuzzo, John P. – Educational Theory, 2018
In this essay John Fantuzzo critiques civic education's current focus on power and turns to James Baldwin's conception of love as offering an alternative approach. Fantuzzo's argument is that Baldwin's understanding of love can contribute to civic education by disclosing the significance of interpersonal solidarity between citizens, a significance…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Criticism, Power Structure, Authors
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