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Sutinen, Ari – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2014
This article comprises three parts: The author first outlines the principles of the social reconstructionist philosophy of education related to educational activity and social philosophy. After this, he describes the educational philosophy of George S. Counts, the most important developer of the social reconstructionist philosophy of education,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Attitudes, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Caroll, Kevin S. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2008
This paper uses mixed methods to document how a new charter school's curriculum facilitates in the development of a learning community. The study highlights diverse curricular practices that often do not take place in traditional public schools. The school's philosophy and curriculum, which is based in social justice, provides a unique environment…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Charter Schools, Critical Theory, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques
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Engle, Randall K. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2008
In this paper the author examines the relationships between the educational technology movement, the computer industry, the administration's education policies, and the Inquisition. Examples of ways in which information is manipulated, distorted, and denied public scrutiny are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Deception, Postmodernism
Mehra, Bharat; Bishop, Ann P. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
This paper draws upon a case study of library and information science (LIS) international doctoral students in the United States and documents their perspectives to identify ways to further internationalization. Internationalization is defined as incorporating non-US issues and elements into LIS education. The study explores internationalization…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Information Science, Information Science Education, Student Attitudes
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Dahlstrom, Lars – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
The present reconfiguration of education by neo-liberal forces worldwide is taken as a basis for this essay. Drawing on examples of how this reconfiguration operates on national arenas through decisive and dishonest discourses of commoditisation and privatisation, management and efficiency, education for all and student-centred education, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Educational Change
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Martin, Gregory – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
This article explores the collective works of Peter McLaren and his contribution to critical pedagogy within the field of education and beyond the academy. To understand how McLaren's work took a radical turn in the 1990s, the article traces the historical development of his praxis. In particular, McLaren's engagement with the postmodern Left and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Fassbinder, Samuel Day – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
McLaren's recent (post-2000) writings promote a form of agency called "revolutionary critical pedagogy," and a type of agent, the "committed intellectual" (McLaren 2005b, p. 253-281). But one can find an earlier agent-type in McLaren's (1986) "Schooling as a Ritual Performance", the "liminal servant," that…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Suoranta, Juha; Moisio, Olli-Pekka – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
In this article, dedicated to the revolutionary educational work of Peter McLaren, we will deal with the question of practical teaching methods in higher education from the point of view of critical pedagogy. We argue that nowadays teaching and learning in educational and social sciences are too often meaningless from the point of view of critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Scatamburlo-D'Annibale, Valerie – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
This article examines some of the major Marxist-humanist themes that animate the revolutionary critical pedagogy delineated by Peter McLaren in recent years. Among these themes are radical universalism, an interrogation of the capitalization and commodification of human labor, and the interrelatedness of American imperialism and neoliberal…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Humanism, Political Attitudes, Commercialization
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Denzin, Norman K. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
Reading forward from the recently released secret Downing Street Memos, to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, in this performance text I critique the Bush Administration and its reliance on science, or evidence-based models of inquiry (SBR). SBR raises issues concerning the politics of truth and evidence. These issues intersect with the ways in…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Evidence, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation
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McLaren, Peter – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2005
Drawing upon a Hegelian-Marxist critique of political economy that underscores the fundamental importance of developing a philosophy of praxis, the author theorizes a revolutionary Freireian critical pedagogy which seeks forms of organization that best enable the pursuit of doing critical philosophy as a way of life. The authors argues that the…
Descriptors: Praxis, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Politics of Education