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Curren, Randall – Theory and Research in Education, 2020
This article addresses the ethical and motivational dimensions of punishment in schools, focusing on the idea of a just school community. Lawrence Kohlberg's account of a just school community is examined and systematically revised to reflect advances in psychology and a more adequate conceptualization of justice. A eudaimonic conception of…
Descriptors: Punishment, Justice, Educational Environment, Student Motivation
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Warnick, Bryan R.; Scribner, Campbell F. – Theory and Research in Education, 2020
The following article surveys changes to school punishment in the United States over the past century -- particularly, the rise of exclusionary methods and the school-to-prison pipeline -- to argue that prevailing disciplinary techniques are out of step with the developmental ethos of education and the principles of democratic oversight. To remedy…
Descriptors: Discipline, Educational Environment, School Culture, Moral Values
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Kotsonis, Alkis – Theory and Research in Education, 2019
The vast majority of contemporary scholars working in intellectual character education endeavor to identify those elements that render an educational program reliably successful at fostering the growth of intellectual excellences in students. In this article, I adopt an opposite perspective: I examine potential reasons as to why virtue-based…
Descriptors: Values Education, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Intellectual Development
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Siegel, Harvey – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Is good reasoning in the moral domain different from its counterpart in non-moral domains? What counts as a good moral argument, or a valid moral assertion or claim? What does 'validity' mean in the moral realm? Lots of ink has been spilled on these and related questions in the past few decades, but not much has been settled. In what follows I…
Descriptors: Justice, Ethics, Value Judgment, Persuasive Discourse
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Reidenberg, Joel R.; Schaub, Florian – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Education, Big Data, and student privacy are a combustible mix. The improvement of education and the protection of student privacy are key societal values. Big Data and Learning Analytics offer the promise of unlocking insights to improving education through large-scale empirical analysis of data generated from student information and student…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Security, Student Records, Privacy
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Merry, Michael S. – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Many philosophers argue that religious schools are guilty of indoctrinatory harm. I think they are right to be worried about that. But in this article, I will postulate that there are other harms for many individuals that are more severe outside the religious school. Accordingly the full scope of harm should be taken into account when evaluating…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Religious Education, Social Bias
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Vincent, Carol – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Drawing on empirical data, this article makes a contribution to knowledge through bringing together the apparently disparate elements of contemporary education policy, religion, civic virtue and values teaching, in particular, the teaching of 'fundamental British values'. I illustrate, through a discussion of the linkages between these elements,…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Values, Citizenship Education
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Croce, Michel; Vaccarezza, Maria Silvia – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
This article confronts Zagzebski's exemplarism with the intertwined debates over the conditions of exemplarity and the unity-disunity of the virtues, to show the advantages of a pluralistic exemplar-based approach to character education. This pluralistic exemplar-based approach to character education is based on a prima facie disunitarist…
Descriptors: Ethics, Foreign Countries, Values Education, Teaching Methods
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Warnick, Bryan R. – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
A growing number of schools have begun experimenting with giving students cash rewards to improve academic performance. This practice has come to be known as "cash-for-grades." In this article, I examine some of the philosophical and ethical questions involved with cash-for-grades programmes, rather than focusing on whether such…
Descriptors: Incentives, Rewards, Student Improvement, Academic Achievement
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Tillson, John – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
How can one bring children to recognize the requirements of morality without resorting only to non-rational means of persuasion (i.e. what rational ground can be offered to children for their moral enlistment)? Michael Hand has recently defended a foundationalist approach to answering this question and John White has responded by (a) criticizing…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Standards, Educational Philosophy
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Schouten, Gina – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
It is treated as a truism that teaching well requires "meeting students where they are". Data enable us to know better where that is. Data can improve instructional practice by informing predictions about which pedagogies will be most successful for which students, and it can improve advising practice by informing predictions about which…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Information Utilization, Higher Education
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Lynch, Collin F. – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Big Data can radically transform education by enabling personalized learning, deep student modeling, and true longitudinal studies that compare changes across classrooms, regions, and years. With these promises, however, come risks to individual privacy and educational validity, along with deep policy and ethical issues. Education is largely a…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Privacy, Evaluation Methods
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Copp, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2016
Moral education is open to worries about indoctrination given the controversies there are about a wide range of ethical matters. I argue, however, that moral education is no more liable to being "indoctrinal" than education in history or science. I begin by proposing an account of what indoctrination involves. I then note that moral…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Socialization, Ethics
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McDonough, Kevin; Maxwell, Bruce; Waddington, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
This article considers the question of whether policies that propose to forbid public officials, most notably teachers, from wearing religious clothing in the classroom can be justified by political principles of secularism--specifically, the principle of state neutrality and the principle of state autonomy from religious influence. Two prominent…
Descriptors: Religion, Ethics, State Church Separation, Public Policy
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Glass, Ronald David; Newman, Anne – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Collaborative community-based research can bring a range of benefits to universities, communities, and the public more broadly. A distinct virtue of collaborative community-based research is that it makes the ethical-epistemic intersections and challenges in research a focal point of its methodology. This makes collaborative community-based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Community Involvement
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