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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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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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Mamlok, Dan – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
The concept of freedom is one of the key ideas in political philosophy. In a liberal society one can do, live, and like whatever he/she pleases, but at the same time there are certain constraints on the individual that balance between one's desires and the common good. In this paper, the author examines the notion of freedom in the age of digital…
Descriptors: Freedom, Philosophy, Political Attitudes, Social Responsibility
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Bolyard, Chloé – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2015
Gert Biesta contends that managerial accountability, which focuses on efficiency and competition, dominates the current political arena in education. Such accountability has influenced states' developments of test-based teacher evaluations in an attempt to quantify teachers' efficacy on student learning. With numerous state policies requiring the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Discipline
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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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Heybach, Jessica A. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2014
Who is keeping watch to warn when policies and practices become essentially the same as those used in previous eras to justify the destruction of human beings? This question is asked by author Jessica Heybach, as she describes the etymological roots of the word "neutrality," the social function of teacher as neutral, and its relationship…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Educational Philosophy, Comparative Analysis, Ethics
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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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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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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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Gunzenhauser, Michael G. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2013
In this address, the author builds the case that a new political economy of education, dominated by what Pauline Lipman calls the "neo-liberal social imaginary," is changing the moral context in which educators imagine their professional roles. The author argues that educators are placed in relation to others in rather complicated…
Descriptors: Ethics, Presidents, Speeches, Educational Philosophy
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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
Scalia, Joseph, III; Scalia, Lynne – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
In this essay, the authors propose that there are certain psychoanalytic insights, at the intersection of the clinical and of critical social theory, which become crucial at precisely the point of recognizing the hidden curriculum. They contend that it is at this point that a political actor, and an educator or educational theorist interested in…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, Poverty, Educational Policy, Social Theories
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Johnson, Benjamin Ashby – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2010
Corporate business practices among leaders of higher education have increasingly come under fire during the last two decades. Questions of university leadership, however, particularly corporate practices, go back at least to the early twentieth century. This paper contrasts the views of Thorstein Veblen and Charles W. Eliot, two prominent early…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Ethics, Leadership
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Snauwaert, Dale T. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2009
The foundation upon which this discussion is based is the basic nature of democracy as both a political and moral ideal. Democracy can be understood as a system of rights premised upon the logic of equality. At its core is a fundamental belief in moral equality, a belief that all human beings possess an equal inherent dignity or worth. The ideal…
Descriptors: Democracy, Human Dignity, Ethics, Civil Rights
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