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Lau, Grace; Ho, Kwok Keung – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This article is an academic commentary on the concept of sociology of education. The authors have ventured through the lens of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition" and discuss its impact might have had if the corresponding mode of education and pedagogy be carried out in reality according to what Arendt had inspired her readers. A cross…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Sociology, Play, Psychological Patterns
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Baker, Laura – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
The new Progressive Education Network mission says that Progressive Education "promotes diversity, equity, and justice." These goals cannot be met unless there are substantial changes in the way the majority of teachers in the United States, white women teachers, think and operate. This open letter to that audience from a white woman…
Descriptors: Whites, Women Faculty, Progressive Education, Public Schools
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Urban, Wayne J. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
This essay takes a look at what I call anti-progressivism in education or, more particularly, criticism of progressive education that was so vocal and visceral that it earns a label, at least initially, of anti-progressivism. After a brief introduction discussing the terms in general, I look at three instances of anti-progressivism in the 1950s…
Descriptors: Criticism, Progressive Education, Intellectual History, Teacher Education Programs
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Waks, Leonard J. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
In "The School and Society" John Dewey noted new tendencies in education, e.g., manual training and nature study. He raised two related questions: (1) how are we to "understand the" new educational trends as reflections of the "social context"--as an "inevitable" effort to bring education into line with the broader pattern of change in industrial…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Charter Schools, Vocational Education
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Ryan, Thomas G.; Goodram, Brian – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
The impact of exclusionary discipline on students is clear and negative as we report herein. The impacts of exclusionary discipline have been negatively linked to the academic and social development of disciplined students. We argue that this discipline form has been disproportionately used among certain groups, particularly those students of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Expulsion, Suspension
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Little, Tom – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
The seminal tenets of progressive education bear a striking resemblance to the newly fashionable principles associated with with a new movement known as "21st Century Education". This article traces the development of progressive education principles, starting with the founding of the Progressive Education Association, and shows their…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Progressive Education, Educational Change, Federal Legislation
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Dodge, Arnold – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires public schools in the United States to test students in grades 3-8. The author argues that this mandate has been supported by the public, in part, because of the "availability heuristic," a phenomenon which occurs when people assess the probability of an event by the ease with which instances…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Federal Legislation, Testing, Standardized Tests
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Chawla, Devika; Rodriguez, Amardo – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2008
In this paper, I problematize the inextricable relationship between how I constitute knowledge and how I articulate knowledge. Through various narrative reflections I explore my own reckoning with dominant ways of articulating knowledge that reinforce ways of constituting knowledge that are inherently strange to me. I also outline my sojourns and…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Epistemology, Inquiry, Phenomenology
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Bruce, Bertram C. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2008
Stories are how we make sense of experiences, thus providing the historical sense of life. To paraphrase Dewey, extracting at each present time the full meaning of each present experience enables us to do the same for our pasts. The continual reconstruction of the past in the light of the present is integral to full engagement with the present…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Social Theories, Inquiry
Eryaman, Mustafa Yunus – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
The author situates this paper within ongoing debates in related areas such as reflective practice, critical pedagogy, practical wisdom and critical theory. First, the author identifies some of the problems in the present notions of reflective teaching and progressive teacher education. The analyzes and compares the traditional-technical and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Tessema, Kedir Assefa – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
In this paper, the author argues that the pre-service secondary teacher education "paradigm shift" or "system overhaul" that has been implemented during the 2003-2005 time period in Ethiopia reflects the pursuit of pathways which the author refers to as a managerial approach. Grounded mainly on personal narratives of a key…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
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Shaughnessy, Michael F. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
Some of the wide range of thoughtful topics discussed in this interview with Peter McLaren include: (1) The top five points that McLaren tried to make in his book, "Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire"; (2) McLaren's thoughts on what he thinks the George Bush legend will be; (3) What led McLaren to ask,…
Descriptors: Interviews, Critical Theory, World Views, Presidents
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Denzin, Norman K. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2005
In this article, the author presents his reflections on the political climate experienced during the pre-election season of 2004 and what he expected from "Homegrown Democracy." Denzin states that the values expected were opposite from the "homegrown democratic values of the hard-working, God-fearing people of Lake Wobegon, and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Political Influences, Political Affiliation