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Novakowski, Julia T. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
In this essay, the author proposes that the field of Philosophy of Education is in search of its own second wind and can find guidance in the work and life of William James. This paper is meant to invite conversation on the challenges faced and provide potential solutions in the field. The goal is to find the "cash-value" of the field…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Progressive Education, Scholarship
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Blanken-Webb, Jane – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2014
This article considers the concept of self as a core concern within the philosophy of education. The question that is asked is "How do we understand the self that is being educated? This issue is a concern as is any theory of education today that seeks to persuade teachers and public alike that education should be grounded in a healthy,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Psychology, Self Concept, Educational Philosophy
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Watras, Joseph – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2012
In the first half of the twentieth century, the ideal of democracy influenced the conceptions people had of the academic subject matters. A common criticism was that abstract academic subjects served aristocratic societies. Although most theorists considered the academic subjects to be important, they had differing views on the conception of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Democracy, Intellectual Disciplines
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Currie-Knight, Kevin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) and Thomas Huxley (1852-1895) had different, but substantial, effects on the history of education. Rousseau's educational theories supplied the intellectual foundation for pedagogical progressivism. Huxley's educational writings helped to enlarge the scope of the British curriculum to include such things as…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational History, Vocational Education, Nature Nurture Controversy
Watras, Joseph – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
In this comparative essay, the author discusses the opposing educational theories of John Dewey and Gregory Bateson. While Dewey believed that the scientific method was the dominant method of solving problems and thereby acquiring knowledge that mattered, Bateson warned that this one-sided approach would lead to actions that could destroy the…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Educational Theories, Scientific Methodology, Ecology
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Beckett, Kelvin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
In this article, the author addresses a problem that first occurred to him almost 40 years ago. Having finally arrived at a possible solution, he would like to share it with others. The issue was raised by John Dewey and taken up again by Richard Peters and Paulo Freire. It was not their main concern, however; nor has it been a major concern of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Theories, Student Diversity
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Curry, Tommy – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
The recent pop culture iconography of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) label has attracted more devoted (white) fans than a 90s boy band. In philosophy, this trend is evidenced by the growing number of white feminists extending their work in gender analogically to questions of race and identity, as well as the unchecked use of the CRT label to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Race, Educational Theories
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Logue, Jennifer – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
John Dewey's pragmatism and progressive education sought to nourish the democratic principles of critical thinking and collective social action, which he saw as central to democracy and threatened by what J├╝rgen Habermas would call the rise of "instrumental rationality." Dewey was concerned that traditional approaches to education…
Descriptors: Freedom, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Citizenship
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Diener, David – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
In Plato's "Meno," the overarching question is whether virtue can be taught, and as Socrates and Meno explore this subject, they are led to question the nature of teaching and learning in general. This paper is a textual analysis into what Socrates believes to constitute teaching in the "Meno," with the nature of learning also…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Classical Literature, Moral Values, Ethics
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Weems, Lisa – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
The current cacophony of philosophical discourses on ethics and education includes poststructural, postcolonial, and psychoanalytic frameworks. Within these multiple frameworks are critical insights regarding how someone might theorize and practice ethical relations in pedagogical encounters. Such frameworks assume that educational environs are…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Psychiatry, Guidelines
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Gunzenhauser, Michael G. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
This essay looks to varied conceptions of resistance with the aim of explaining how resistance might be incorporated into a notion of educator professionalism in the most effective way. The author contends that high-stakes accountability policy poses a complicated set of power relations for professional educators. Both students and educators are…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Resistance to Change
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Fitch, Frank; Loving, Greg – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
The competing global forces of homogenizing commercialism and absolutist sectarianism continue to engender a regime of fear and have all but eclipsed what John Dewey called the democratic "habit of amicable cooperation." The values of cooperation are increasingly seen as "unrealistic" and even taken as signs of weakness in the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Competition, Educational Theories, Philosophy
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Logue, Jennifer – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
Implicated in contributing to the problems youth today face in trying to claim an education, an informed active participation in the social order, dominant discourses of desire in education foreclose formal, critical analysis of social structures that construct, police, entreat, and deny desire. Looking at the ways in which desire is encoded in…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Discourse Analysis, Sex Education, Curriculum