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Novak, Bruce – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2010
In this paper, the author outlines what No Child Left Behind policy might mean first in personal then in philosophical terms. First, the author will trace a bit of Obama's own educational development: how he was first set on a personal educational journey and how, proceeding along with that journey, he eventually came to successfully elicit…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Federal Legislation, Presidents, Social Justice
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Novak, Bruce – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2009
The theme of intellectual courage can help anyone re-conceive the activity of philosophizing as a "moral" virtue. For Aristotle, courage was the first of the moral virtues, empowering noble action in the human realm, contemplation the last and highest of the intellectual virtues, enabling the union of the human mind with the eternal and divine,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Public Service, Social Environment