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Goldberg, Sabrina R. – Education and Culture, 2019
Drawing on Dewey's concepts and thinking, a middle school mathematics teacher at The School at Columbia University describes her teaching practice and role as a field-based teacher-educator and professional development leader during EdTech Summit Africa. Through a first-person account of her experiences in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Dyehouse, Jeremiah; Manke, Krysten – Education and Culture, 2017
Can John Dewey's experiments at the University of Chicago's Laboratory School teach contemporary inquirers about "learning by making?" This article warrants an affirmative answer to this query. Unlike intellectual historians who trace the source of Dewey's and his colleagues' 1890s pedagogies to their cultural biases, we contend that…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Parent Child Relationship, Laboratory Schools, Educational Philosophy
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Vannatta, Seth C. – Education and Culture, 2016
This article summarizes four archetypal responses--the reactionary, conservative, pragmatist, and presentist--to the real or perceived threat to liberal learning in higher education. I advocate a balance between the conservative and the pragmatist responses. A conservative pragmatist response resists the canonical rigidity of the reactionary;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Role of Education, Educational Theories
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Eastman, Nicholas J.; Boyles, Deron – Education and Culture, 2015
This essay situates John Dewey in the context of the founding of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in 1915. We argue that the 1915 Declaration of Principles, together with World War I, provides contemporary academics important historical justification for rethinking academic freedom and faculty governance in light of…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Governance, Progressive Education, Educational History
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Gaudelli, William; Laverty, Megan J. – Education and Culture, 2015
The perceived importance of a global experience in higher education is hard to underestimate. University presidents are known to boast of their "percentage," or the proportion of undergraduates who study abroad. At least part of the rationale is a cosmopolitan one: an essential part of being acknowledged as educated derives in part from…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Study Abroad, Higher Education, Educational History
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Labaree, David F. – Education and Culture, 2014
In this 2013 John Dewey Society Lecture I examine the history and the structure of the American system of higher education. I argue that the true hero of the story is the evolved "form" of the American university and that all the things we love about it, like free speech, are the side effects of a structure that arose for other purposes.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes, Freedom of Speech
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Ek, Andrew; Macintyre Latta, Margaret A. – Education and Culture, 2013
A prospective teacher and a teacher educator enter into a yearlong conversation seeking greater curricular physicality and materiality within its enactment. Dewey's (1938) temporal educative relation of teaching and learning as an ever-present process is helpful, asking both parties to dwell mindfully at the intersections of teaching/learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Philosophy
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Goura, Tairou; Seltzer-Kelly, Deborah L. – Education and Culture, 2013
The Republic of Togo, like many African former colonies, has struggled to create a system of vocational education that will aid its efforts to move beyond the status of a satellite to Western economies. We incorporate postcolonial, Deweyan and feminist perspectives to understand how lingering colonialism and neo-colonial forces have hampered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Foreign Policy, Feminism