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Fraser-Burgess, Sheron; Rodgers, Keri L. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
If a teacher instructs with greater attention to improving students' performance in order to protect her employment rather than solely to advance knowledge or character, is she acting immorally? This question has historical roots in Socrates's famed animosity toward the sophists. Socrates maintained that sophistic teaching was immoral because the…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Accountability, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Heybach, Jessica – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2009
In 2006 the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) removed the phrase "social justice" from its glossary definition of dispositions. Initially, many educators were disappointed by what seemed like an abrupt removal of this educational value. But in the years since, little has been said or done to understand what, exactly,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Change, Criticism, Language Usage