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Tanchuk, Nicolas; Kruse, Marc; McDonough, Kevin – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
In Canada, several universities have recently implemented course requirements in Indigenous studies as a condition of graduation, while others are considering following suit. Policies making Indigenous course requirements (hereafter ICRs) compulsory have caused considerable controversy. According to proponents, a main purpose of ICRs is to address…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries, Required Courses
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McCowan, Tristan – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
The idea of the "developmental university" was popularised on the African continent in the post-independence period, but has recently returned to view on account of the positioning of the university in the newly agreed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The developmental model is characterised by service to society,…
Descriptors: Universities, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Models
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Callan, Eamonn – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
Recent student demands within the academy for "safe space" have aroused concern about the constraints they might impose on free speech and academic freedom. There are as many kinds of safety as there are threats to the things that human beings might care about. That is why we need to be very clear about the specific threats of which the…
Descriptors: Safety, Freedom of Speech, Human Dignity, Intellectual Freedom
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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
In his excellent paper, Callan (2016) differentiates intellectual safety, which fosters smugness, indifference and lack of effort, from dignity safety, which is needed for participation, learning and engagement. He suggests that college classrooms that reject the first and espouse the second would be ones that focus on "cultivating…
Descriptors: Safety, Human Dignity, College Students, Higher Education