NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 21 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McClay, Wilfred M. – Journal of Education, 2005
Americans are increasingly drawn to their own version of "muddling through," and are likely to view the process of reasoning from intellectual or moral principles with grave suspicion, if not outright hostility, as a form of undemocratic confinement. One sees this with especial clarity in today's institutions of higher education, in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, School Culture, Higher Education, College Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vryhof, Steven C. – Journal of Education, 2004
Historically, the American system of higher education has been a patchwork of denominational colleges (along with public institutions), however, the more recent histories of several institutions of higher education seem to have a common theme: the jettisoning of a distinctive identity grounded in a particular worldview in order to create an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Schools of Education, Accreditation (Institutions), School Organization
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Silberman, Richard – Journal of Education, 2002
Suggests the importance of finding a way back from the scientific conception of education to an alternative, humanistic understanding, noting that the scientific concept applies general positivist and utilitarian principles to education. Suggests that the teacher-student relationship cannot be scientific, and teachers must view students as fellow…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Scientific Concepts
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Spungin, Rika – Journal of Education, 1996
Explores the working group model for mathematics teacher education and presents group investigations from the areas of number theory, probability, and geometry. Argues that by working in groups, sharing ideas, and making and testing conjectures, prospective teachers gain confidence in their own ability to do mathematics and develop a variety of…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Jaki, Stanley L. – Journal of Education, 1998
Pluralism in education has become a tool in service of experimentation in life, a parody of "education in pluralism," which would recognize the importance of truth. To recognize that every mind is a witness to the absolute is the chief task of an education in pluralism. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Wians, William – Journal of Education, 1996
The story of Odysseus, his wanderings, and his suffering teach contemporary students lessons about life, as they have taught students in the past. The message from this story, that is, at the foundations of western culture, is that life must be embraced as it is and that pain can lead to self-knowledge. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classical Literature, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Tucker, James – Journal of Education, 1996
Socrates' defense of his life and work as told in Plato's "Apology" is an ideal work for moving young people to consider their moral responsibilities to themselves and others. Read as a biography, this classic text is timely in that it invites reflection on character formation and personal development. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classical Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Parry, Richard D. – Journal of Education, 1996
Book IV of Plato's "Republic" offers an argument for the value of morality in its own right, and as such stands at the head of an important strand of western moral tradition. This classic text is pertinent for today's students as it was in the past. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classical Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Losin, Peter – Journal of Education, 1996
The educator's job is, in part, to reorient the student toward the truth and to encourage further cognitive development. Book VII of Plato's "Republic" outlines a curriculum that can orient the student toward truth. The curriculum outlined by Plato still forms the basis of much liberal arts education. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Cognitive Development, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Blankenship, J. David – Journal of Education, 1996
The principles that underlie the education in music and painting described in Plato's "Republic" constitute a theory of the role of the arts in moral education that can be applied in other contexts, including contemporary education. Also explored is Plato's view of the influence of poetry on those not educated in Socrates' system. (SLD)
Descriptors: Art Education, Classical Literature, Cultural Background, Curriculum
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Thornburg, Robert Watts – Journal of Education, 2000
Discusses whether virtue can be taught in college, asserting that virtue is relative and tradition bound. Difficulties in answering this question include lack of adequate definitions of terms, overwhelming influence of Christian and Western approaches, the "unvirtue" experienced by many learners, and students' innate resistance to the…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Integrity
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Samons, L. J., II – Journal of Education, 2000
Addresses problems associated with the classical conception of "arete" (virtue), asserting that questions related to virtue, human excellence, and the good life are neither relative nor time-bound. Suggests that if one assumes that virtue can be taught, Socrates' example encourages the idea that this may be achieved most effectively…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Wells, Linda – Journal of Education, 2000
Discusses whether to teach virtue in college, noting students' flexibility to acquire new narratives and understandings of themselves and their surroundings. Suggests that the narratives students bring to college help shape their character and attitudes toward work, life, and happiness. Asserts that a general education can help students understand…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Integrity, Liberal Arts
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Jorgensen, Brian – Journal of Education, 2000
Asserts that university students are at precisely the right age to gain greater power over their lives, describing a vacuous college life and discussing the potential that a good university education offers. Examines possibilities and promise in students' lives, suggesting that the principal task in fostering virtue is to evoke love in students…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Integrity
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Bohlin, Karen E. – Journal of Education, 2000
Discusses education in virtue, inviting college professors to see themselves not as "meddlers" in students' private lives but rather as interlocutors who prompt students to examine their desires--not simply what they hope to gain, but who they hope to become as a result of their university education. Focuses on the philosophies of Plato,…
Descriptors: College Students, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Integrity
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2