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Rowland, Stephen – London Review of Education, 2009
Students readily see kindness as a mark of the good teacher. Yet the concept of kindness is singularly silent in accounts of teaching excellence, student satisfaction or professional values. It seems to have little place in a world driven by competitive individualism. In this article, the author discusses kindness, which extends beyond the private…
Descriptors: Social Justice, College Students, Teacher Effectiveness, Altruism
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Maxwell, Nicholas – London Review of Education, 2007
At present the basic intellectual aim of academic inquiry is to improve knowledge. Much of the structure, the whole character, of academic inquiry, in universities all over the world, is shaped by the adoption of this as the basic intellectual aim. But, judged from the standpoint of making a contribution to human welfare, academic inquiry of this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles