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Womble, Myra N.; Adams, Elaine – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
This paper reports the 15+ year journey undertaken by university faculty to integrate service learning with diversity education. It has taken the faculty from its initial integration of academic community learning and diversity education in 1999 to its current course offering in 2015. The purpose of this integration has remained the same, to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Awareness
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Rodriguez, Arturo; Magill, Kevin Russell – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2016
In this essay, we conduct a brief analytical review of teacher preparation programs, which claim to prepare lifelong culturally responsive teachers. Initial evaluation revealed factors limiting program success, they include: deeply embedded dominant ideological assumptions, use of traditional methods to train teachers, inability to understand or…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods
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Mishra, Rishabh Kumar – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
At present it is a well-established idea that the construction of knowledge is a process of co-construction of meanings through participation in socially negotiated and discursive activity. The pedagogic translation of this idea owes its root to a social constructivist perspective of development and learning. It envisages teaching-learning as a…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Kalles, Susan; Ryan, Thomas G. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
Herein we identify and address promising practices, essential theories, and related cautions within service-learning. The argument that service-learning is an organized community service which is connected to curriculum in an effort to deepen learning around content was scrutinized and endorsed. We envisioned service-learning as more than a joint…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Postsecondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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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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Zulfikar, Teuku – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
Many Indonesian scholars (Azra, 2002; Darmaningtyas, 2004; Yunus, 2004), have attempted to bring progressive education to their country. They believe that progressive practices such as critical thinking, critical dialogue and child-centered instruction will help students learn better. However, this implementation is resisted because of cultural…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking
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Edwards, Laura A.; Greenwalt, Kyle A. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
This paper explores what might be seen as a paradox at the heart of the current push to "globalize" education: at a moment when administrators, especially in higher education, are seeking to globalize their programs (often for reasons having to do with increasing international competition and decreasing funding for education), global…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Social Change, Competition, Global Approach
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Harnisch, Delywn L.; Guetterman, Timothy C.; Samofalova, Olga; Kussis, Yelena – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
As the last Soviet republic to become an independent nation, Kazakhstan has worked diligently to transform and develop its educational system including systemic changes related to decentralization, financing changes, and the shift to a credit system. A professional health sciences education workshop delivered in Kazakhstan exemplifies progressive…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Workshops, Social Change
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Gunnlaugson, Olen – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2012
This article examines Ronald Barnett's notion of an ontological turn in higher education as a language for framing the current existential demands and emerging learning needs of young adults. After presenting different interpretations of ontology, I make a case for how contemplative approaches can be applied to communication-based higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Processes, Leadership, Teaching Methods
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Sahin, Cavus – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2010
The purpose was to evaluate teachers' perceptions of teaching social skills to Fifth grade students using social studies lessons. The survey model has been used as a research method. The 5th grade teachers working in elementary schools in Canakkale province included in the scope of the study have been interviewed and a questionnaire has been…
Descriptors: Observation, Grade 5, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Gannon, Susanne; Sawyer, Wayne – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
This paper examines the media and political landscapes within which "whole language" is currently constituted in Australia. Through surveying the themes and rhetoric deployed in media texts over recent years, we consider how "whole language" has been taken up as part of a wider media campaign around education generally. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Young Adults, Mass Media Use
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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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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
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