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Frank, Jeff – Education and Culture, 2017
Philip Jackson's "The Mimetic and the Transformative: Alternative Outlooks on Teaching" is widely read both inside and outside of philosophy of education circles and courses, and is best known for sketching out the long-standing difference between the mimetic and transformative traditions in teaching. In this paper, I argue that we need…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Imitation, Transformative Learning
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Frank, Jeff – Education and Culture, 2015
Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is taught in countless public schools and is beloved by many teachers and future teachers. Embedded within this novel--interestingly--is a strong criticism of an approach to education mockingly referred to as the "Dewey Decimal System." In this essay I explore Lee's criticism of…
Descriptors: Novels, Classification, Progressive Education, Criticism
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Frank, Jeff – Education and Culture, 2013
In this paper I raise and respond to the question: Is John Dewey's understanding of growth sufficiently responsive to problems associated with race and racism? I begin with a discussion of Dewey's essay "Racial Prejudice and Friction," and show that Dewey lets a major objection to his response to racism and prejudice stand…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Race, Racial Bias, Moral Development