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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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Zipory, Oded – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2019
This paper tries to explain the author's own curious and bothersome failure to see. About ten years ago, he lived in a small apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel just a few minutes walking distance from the beach. The short road from his apartment went up a small hill and through a laid-back park filled with tourists, local families, surfers, dog owners…
Descriptors: Parks, Political Influences, Cognitive Processes, Role
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Boyles, Deron; Kline, Kip – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
Schools continue to purchase and install machines and practices from the world of communications technology. In turn, students and teachers are purported to be more "connected," and this connectivity is widely viewed as having a positive influence on teaching and learning. In this paper, however, the authors argue that not only are these…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Joyner, Karl – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
In this paper, the author argues that the theoretical groundings of code-switching are flawed, in that they rely on a flawed understanding of language. For code-switching to function as described by sociologists and educators, language would have to be a skill--and particular languages and dialects to be discrete subsets of this skill--to be…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Educational Philosophy, Language Styles, Classroom Communication
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Roberts, J. Kessa – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
In raising their children, parents confer certain advantages upon them. Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift argue that because these parental advantages increase inequality, parents should have the right to confer only advantages that are integral to the core good of the parent-child relationship: building an intimate relationship between parent and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Parent Child Relationship, Advantaged, Social Status
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Roof, David; Polush, Elena – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
This paper seeks to examine ethics, humanism, and the concept of "parrhesia" ("pa???s?a") in the context of educational research. More specifically, it surveys Foucault's lectures on ethics to explore a framework for educational research that disrupts subjectivity and traditional forms of humanism while retaining a relational…
Descriptors: Ethics, Humanism, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy
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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, 2015
Current educational discourse is rife with the phrase "critical thinking skills." The term is wielded with such indiscretion among educators, reformers, and education policy makers that is has become commonsensical to believe that imparting critical thinking skills is an indispensable aspect of education. For example, according to the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Criticism, Standards
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Zhao, Guoping – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2014
For several decades education has struggled to find a way out of the entanglement of modernity, the premises and assumptions under which modern education has operated. According to Robin Usher and Richard Edwards, modern education, as the "dutiful child of the Enlightenment," has been "allotted a key role in the forming and shaping…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Ethics, Postmodernism
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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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Worley, Virginia – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
In this article, the author responds to the Presidential address, "Ethics for the New Political Economy: What Can It Mean to Be Professionally Responsible?" in which Michael G. Gunzenhauser defines, names, and proposes a professional ethics for educators: an ethics of the everyday. The author introduces her response by stating that…
Descriptors: Presidents, Ethics, Power Structure, Political Influences
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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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Duarte, Eduardo M. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2012
In his presidential address, which is included in this collection of papers, Kip Kline suggests that the time has arrived to redirect the work of philosophy of education away from the path of critical theory, and thus to depart from what he described as the discourse of "parrhesia." The author takes Kline's critique of critical philosophy of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Critical Theory, Criticism, Risk
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Narey, Daniel C. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2012
Democracy is often theorized as a form of political association grounded in shared meanings, common experiences, and convergent interests among the associated individuals. Because differences and divergences seem to stand in the way of commonality and consensus, the coexistence of a plurality of meanings, experiences, interests, languages,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Differences, Criticism
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Ayers, William – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
In this article, William Ayers constructs his Phil Smith Lecture as a call to action. Grounded in democratic principles of equality and social justice, the author invokes a liberal conception of human worth and the universal right to educational opportunity. The author critiques the passivity of the American polity in the face of Barack Obama's…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Privatization, Singing, Democracy
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