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McCloud, Jennifer; Hurley, Angela – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2019
The fear of school violence drives "defensive" schooling policies, and it is not unlike the fear that currently supports aggressive foreign policies that sanction drone strikes and the incarceration of suspected terrorists. However, the current measures taken for defense against terrorism are not working, and the same types of…
Descriptors: Peace, Fear, School Safety, Aggression
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Hurley, Angela; McCloud, Jennifer – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
The authors begin this essay by sharing excerpts taken from two events at their own liberal arts institution. One was from an opening convocation in 1967, and the second from an accreditation visit in 2014. The two episodes have been presented in order to illustrate the major differences in the ways university experiences have been thought about…
Descriptors: Colleges, Neoliberalism, Language Usage, Educational Policy
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Hurley, Angela – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
In this article, Angela Hurley ponders a question centered on how well P-12 schooling experiences and the current accompanying education discourse on the importance of attending college actually match with traditional notions of the purposes of academic life held by college faculty. Does the current, performance data-driven system of P-12…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, College Preparation
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Hurley, Angela – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
Henry A. Giroux claims this to be the "worst of times" for US public education. Not alone in this judgment, numerous other scholars stand in agreement with him. These thinkers view the current corporate/accountability/testing movement, with its iron grip on public school policies, as disfiguring and disparaging the US system of public…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Problems
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Hurley, Angela – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2012
Numerous popular figures currently espouse the importance of spirituality. Some prominent voices, such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Eckhart Tolle, advocate a more spiritual existence, warning that the earth and humanity are engaged in a seismic change. The shift of spiritual leaders from fringe to fairly mainline attention is…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Altruism, Popular Culture, Intimacy