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Buethe, John – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2019
John Buethe draws upon the Netflix series "Stranger Things" and develops this paper's ideas by using it as an allegory for and education towards subjectivity along lines suggested by Gert Biesta in "The Beautiful Risk of Education", and Jaeggi in her work, "Alienation." Buethe observes that the show places a wager on…
Descriptors: Criticism, Television, Programming (Broadcast), Alienation
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Metro-Roland, Dini – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
Kevin Gary, President of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, argues that the standard conception of a liberal education espoused by sociologist Max Weber and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) is built on the illusions of personal autonomy, critical thought, and liberal neutrality. Gary turns to the wisdom…
Descriptors: Presidents, Professional Associations, Educational Philosophy, General Education
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Covaleskie, John – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, John Covaleskie briefly sketches a set of interlocking propositions about democratic education. First, he argues that "democratic life places moral demands on those who hold the office of citizen": democratic citizenship requires a certain degree of particular virtues, where virtue requires the development of both…
Descriptors: Democracy, Moral Values, Community, Justice
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Howlett, Caitlin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
The authors' life is inundated with children. She has always had an affinity for children insofar as they appear to her to be much more inquisitive and open-minded than the average so-called adult, and thus she enjoys springing big ideas on them to see what emerges. For instance, the author recently engaged in a twenty-minute-long conversation…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Critical Theory, Children, Social Systems
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Pickup, Austin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, Austin Pickup centers Foucault's concept of "problematization" as an important methodological tool for displacing neoliberalism from its stable perch atop a perceived absence of other possibilities. According to Pickup, the genealogical analysis envisaged and practiced by Foucault opens up new avenues by indicating not…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Philosophy, Activism, Education
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Bulfin, Michael – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
A university commitment to the liberal arts can take many forms, but more often than not it attempts to ensure that all students, regardless of direction or professed major, become educated in some form about the defining events of Western Civilization. There are many specialized History and Global Studies courses that educate students about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Western Civilization, History Instruction
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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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DeCesare, Tony – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
One of Amy Gutmann's important achievements in "Democratic Education" is her development of a "democratic interpretation of equal educational opportunity." This standard of equality demands that "all educable children learn enough to participate effectively in the democratic process." In other words, Gutmann demands…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Role of Education, Equal Education
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Anderson, Morgan – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
Educational discourse, particularly since the advent of recent educational reform initiatives, has become saturated with a discourse of "high expectations." One can hardly hope to hold a conversation regarding the problems facing American schools without someone innocently remarking that of course students need to be held to "high…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Discourse Analysis, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards
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Deane, Samantha – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
Through an analysis of school uniform policies and theories of social justice, Samantha Deane argues that school uniforms and their foregoing policies assume that confronting strangers--an imperative of living in a democratic polity--is something that requires seeing sameness instead of recognizing difference. Imbuing schooling with a directive…
Descriptors: School Uniforms, School Policy, Humanism, Dress Codes
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Liu, Xiangdong – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2014
In this article, the author examines Dewey's moral deliberation. Liu argues that Dewey's work will enrich both character education and Kohlberg's moral education. Liu focuses on character education and on Kohlberg's moral education because these are the two dominant approaches. Character education seeks to cultivate good…
Descriptors: Values Education, Moral Values, Citizenship Education, Children
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Mason, Lance E. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
The author argues that Dewey's conception of the lost individual and his proposed solutions for reconstruction can help both schooling and society address problems of depoliticization and individualization. He first examines Dewey's notion of formation of the self, forged through transactions with one's physical and social…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Physical Environment, Social Environment, Educational Philosophy
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Fraser-Burgess, Sheron – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
The author examines one particular systematic and normative theorization of social justice in Barry Bull's "Social Justice in Education." Bull embarks on a timely and ambitious theory-to-practice project of grounding an educational theory of social justice in Rawls's seminal, liberal, distributive justice tome. The author…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Conflict, Theory Practice Relationship
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Dunn, Jeffery W. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
This article examines whether religious education plays a role in the promotion of harmonious international relations, arguing that a broad religious education with a dialogical approach goes to the heart of what it means to be a citizen in a global community. Christian theologian Hans Kung argues in his book "Judaism: Between Yesterday and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Public Education, Curriculum, Citizenship Education
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Mayo, Cris – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
This article examines the kind of space formed by philosophical discussion of education with lower-income, adult learners making their way back to structured education amidst work and life responsibilities. It explores two new social contexts that define this experience of return to education. The first is the sociability of philosophical…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Low Income, Adult Students, Adult Learning
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