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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Journal of Education, 1995
Reviews the history of the portrayal of play in art and literature, and presents classical and contemporary theories of play and its use in early childhood education. Modern theories suggest that play can help children deal with their emotions and understand the physical and social world. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Children, Comprehension, Early Childhood Education
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Gordon, Beverly M. – Journal of Education, 1990
It is argued that the insights of African-American scholars have had limited impact on the dominant paradigm of the White intellectual establishment. Examples are given of scholars such as C. G. Woodson. The implications of African-American scholarship for teacher education are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Education, Black Influences, Blacks
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McLaren, Peter – Journal of Education, 1991
Constructing an arch of social dreaming means developing a politics of difference that actively contests the devaluation of persons relegated as "others." In this connection, features of critical pedagogy, the role it plays in the struggle against current neoconservatism, and the importance of language are considered. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conservatism, Cultural Awareness, Educational History, Educational Theories
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Kaminsky, James S. – Journal of Education, 1992
Presents a new history of philosophy of education that maintains that dialogs of educational philosophy cannot be understood without reference to the intellectual, political, and social movements of the time. Individuals inside and outside the inner circle of education are considered, and literature only tacitly philosophical is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Theories