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Pyrcz, Greg; MacLean, Tessa; Hopkins, Mark – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
The participation of young adults in performance-oriented music ensembles can be seen to enhance democratic capacities and virtues. Much, however, turns on the particular conception of democracy at work. Although contemporary currents in music education tend towards models of liberal and participatory democracy to govern music ensembles, this…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Democracy, Performance
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Fletcher, Natalie M. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
The concept of empathy has gained appeal in many educational initiatives in recent years, notably in the charitable sector, yet conceptual confusions endure and the challenges associated with educating for empathy tend not to receive the attention they deserve. This article strives to help clarify the concept of empathy for educative purposes by…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Empathy, Imagination, Teaching Methods
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Colgan, Andrew D. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
This article seeks to re-introduce Dr. Maria Montessori's educational philosophy, which has been absent from modern philosophy of education literature. It describes and analyzes crucial aspects of her epistemology, as best known through her "Method." Discussed are the need for early education, the development of the senses, and the…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Montessori Method, Concept Formation
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Finefter-Rosenbluh, Ilana; Levinson, Meira – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2015
Grade inflation is a global phenomenon that has garnered widespread condemnation among educators, researchers, and the public. Yet, few have deliberated over the ethics of grading, let alone the ethics of grade inflation. The purpose of this paper is to map out and examine the ethics of grade inflation. By way of beginning, we clarify why grade…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Ethics, Social Problems, Victims