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Allen, Ansgar – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
This paper considers the plight of Western education and the demands it makes upon us. It argues that the feared end of education underpins and unduly shackles reflection on the current crisis of education. As a spectral, abysmal prospect, it both fetters and stimulates educational critique, mobilising critique to the support of a cause it cannot…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Educational History
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Hayden, Matthew J. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Cosmopolitan education has been much theorized, discussed, and proposed, but what exactly might it look like and what specific processes might it involve? Cosmopolitanism's recognition of shared humanity and the subsequent entailment of democratic inclusion make explicit the moral and political nature of cosmopolitan education and philosophy. As…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology
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Knight, Kathleen Abowitz – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Agonistic critiques of democratic theory conceptualize democracy as a site of conflict and struggle; as the fight against privatization escalates, these critiques become more relevant for educational governance. Public education governance has, in addition, increasingly been the site of conflicts between federal, state and local levels, as…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Philosophy, Public Schools, Educational Policy
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Warnick, Bryan; Yacek, Douglas; Robinson, Shannon – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Being responsive to the experiences, ideas, and stories of others is an essential trait for democratic citizens. Responsiveness promotes the general welfare, shows respect for others, and allows for what Tony Laden (2012) has called the social practice of reasoning. Political theorists have shown how responsiveness is a middle ground between…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Moral Values
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Colgan, Andrew D. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Many symposia and special journal issues over the last several decades have been devoted to concerns about the decline of philosophy in teacher education programs. I pursued an answer for my doctoral project and found institutional explanations are rarely invoked in the "decline literature." I have sketched here the theory and have shown…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Organizational Theories
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Gereluk, Dianne – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Increased wellness and mental health strategies have been implemented across campuses in postsecondary institutions, reflective of the broader discourse on mental health and wellness in society. University responses have included student and staff engagement surveys, academic plans that include wellness, and institutional mental health strategies.…
Descriptors: Well Being, Mental Health, Wellness, Health Promotion
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Siegel, Harvey – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
This comment is in response to Andrew D. Colgan's article in a previous issue of the journal. While the author finds Colgan's institutional analysis compelling and agrees his proposed "deinstitutionalizing solutions" of reviving teacher culture and return teacher education preparation to teachers' colleges. He proposes a third remedy,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Teacher Education Programs
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Tanchuk, Nicolas; Kruse, Marc; McDonough, Kevin – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
In Canada, several universities have recently implemented course requirements in Indigenous studies as a condition of graduation, while others are considering following suit. Policies making Indigenous course requirements (hereafter ICRs) compulsory have caused considerable controversy. According to proponents, a main purpose of ICRs is to address…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries, Required Courses
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Martin, Christopher – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Does the liberal state have a role in helping mature citizens make worthwhile educational choices? The question has clear relevance for the aims of higher education in a liberal democratic society. As systems of higher education internationalize, it has become difficult for liberal states to steer higher education policy in directions that serve…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Government Role, Decision Making
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McCowan, Tristan – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
The idea of the "developmental university" was popularised on the African continent in the post-independence period, but has recently returned to view on account of the positioning of the university in the newly agreed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The developmental model is characterised by service to society,…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Models
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Kotzee, Ben – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
In this paper, I investigate two clashing perspectives regarding the good of the university: a socioeconomic and an epistemic perspective. I position current writing on the university in the philosophy of education as being largely socio-economic and contrast this view to an earlier tradition of writing about the university that I position as…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, College Role
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Schultz, Christie – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
This paper examines the potential of the term "settler ally" to create productive discomfort alongside productive comfort, thereby creating space for positive social change. The setting in which the term is examined is Canada--Alberta in particular--following the release of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission…
Descriptors: Social Change, Educational Philosophy, Guidelines, Teaching Methods
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Allen, Ansgar – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
The republication of Nietzsche's lectures "On the Future of Our Educational Institutions" invites reconsideration of Nietzsche's thought on education. Though there is much in these lectures that might appeal to those struggling for the future of the humanities, or for the future of education more generally, I argue against their use in…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Humanities, Futures (of Society), Educational Attitudes
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Pyrcz, Greg; MacLean, Tessa; Hopkins, Mark – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
The participation of young adults in performance-oriented music ensembles can be seen to enhance democratic capacities and virtues. Much, however, turns on the particular conception of democracy at work. Although contemporary currents in music education tend towards models of liberal and participatory democracy to govern music ensembles, this…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Democracy, Performance
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Ruitenberg, Claudia W. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
This paper addresses educators' responsibility for the discourse (including their own and others') that circulates in educational settings. This issue tends to arise especially with hurtful language and other discursive acts that have negative effects, and that require an apology, correction, or some other kind of remedial discourse. The paper…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Teacher Responsibility
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