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Anderson, Tyson – Education and Culture, 2018
Challenges to education today are part of a wider cultural context. Dewey, Heidegger, and certain Russian thinkers have remarkably similar diagnoses of our post-Cartesian reductive condition. In education this complex appears as "educational materialism." In contrast, a "sophic education" would be similar to Bulgakov's…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Cultural Context, Advocacy, Democracy
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Stroud, Scott R. – Education and Culture, 2018
This article explores the contours of the Indian pragmatist Bhimrao Ambedkar and his reconstruction of Buddhism in the 1950s. As a student of John Dewey at Columbia University, young Ambedkar was heavily influenced by the pragmatist ideas of democracy and reconstruction. Throughout his life he would continue to evoke Dewey's words and ideas in his…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Philosophy, Buddhism, Democratic Values
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Simpson, Douglas J.; Sacken, Donal M. – Education and Culture, 2016
In this study, we examine Dewey's understanding of ethical principles by identifying a number of his primary emphases, including how he thought principles may be reconstructed and employed in schools. We do this by (a) explicating how he understood the reconstruction of general, universal, and absolute ethical claims; (b) anticipating how some…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Progressive Education, Teaching Methods
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Bruce, Bertram C.; Bloch, Naomi – Education and Culture, 2013
This paper develops a philosophical basis for the concept of community inquiry. Community inquiry derives from pragmatist theory as articulated by Dewey, Peirce, Addams, and others. Following Brendel, we discuss pragmatism in terms of its emphasis on the practical dimensions of inquiry, the pluralistic nature of the tools that are used to study…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Inquiry, Community, Case Studies
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Fallace, Thomas D. – Education and Culture, 2010
This essay constructs a comprehensive view of Dewey's approach to history, the historical method, and history education. Drawing on Dewey's approach to the subject at the University of Chicago Laboratory School (1896-1904), Dewey's chapter on the historical method in "Logic: A Theory of Inquiry" (1938), and a critique of Dewey's…
Descriptors: History, Laboratory Schools, Educational Philosophy, History Instruction
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Noddings, Nel – Education and Culture, 2009
"A Common Faith," according to this author, is arguably one of John Dewey's least effective books. In it, he tries to persuade readers that the best of two epistemologically different worlds can be reconciled in a common faith--one that employs the methods of science with a generously religious attitude. Possibly most people today believe this…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Beliefs, Creationism