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Michaud, Olivier – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2020
Philosophy for Children (henceforth P4C) is a program and a pedagogy for teaching philosophy in k-12 school that was first developed by Matthew Lipman and Ann Margaret Sharp. The P4C approach is generally presented as a valuable form of education for democratic citizenship. This relationship is so obvious that it often remains underdeveloped: P4C…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Children, Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education
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Parker, Lana – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
At a time when an ethics based on responsibility for the Other offers a counter to the individualism of neoliberal ideology, I argue that it is crucial to recuperate the possibility of creating the conditions for ethical moments of facing through all means possible, including art. I deliberate the possibilities for art in sustaining Levinas's…
Descriptors: Ethics, Art, Social Distance, Philosophy
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Yacek, Douglas W.; Jonas, Mark E. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
Numerous studies have shown that secondary and college students are increasingly apathetic and disengaged from their schooling. The problem of student disengagement is not confined to under-represented socioeconomic groups; it is found across the country: in cities, suburbs, and rural communities; in wealthy schools and poor schools; in public…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Philosophy, Psychological Patterns, Culture
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Chinnery, Ann – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
In his 2006 essay, "Moral Education's Modest Agenda," Robin Barrow argues for a clearly bounded conception of morality; he presents the moral domain as concerned with moral principles, and moral education as the cultivation of moral understanding. Barrow rejects behaviourism, character education, values clarification, developmentalism,…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Educational Methods, Philosophy
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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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Norris, Trevor – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2015
What is at stake in high school philosophy education, and why? Why is it a good idea to teach philosophy at this level? This essay seeks to address some issues that arose in revising the Ontario grade 12 philosophy curriculum documents, significant insights from philosophy teacher education, and some early results of recent research funded by the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, High School Students, Grade 12, Curriculum