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Schultz, Annie – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2019
This case points to the problem of the gendered precariousness of academia. While "a casual observer of academic environments might come to the conclusion that women's problems in higher education have been solved," a second look reveals that "while women in positions of power and authority on American campuses have increased, they…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Faculty, Universities, Women Faculty
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Humphrey, David – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
The words of W. E. B. Du Bois, in his widely-acclaimed work" The Souls of Black Folk," that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line" were a visceral attempt to illuminate the plight of the "Negro" in the United States of America. With this phrase, Du Bois positioned racial valorizations…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Racial Bias, African Americans, Social Justice
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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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Rodgers, Keri – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2014
The small school movement originated in the democratic ideology of Deborah Meier, who sought to create schools that gave students, parents, teachers, and all stakeholders in the communities they served a voice in education. In New York City, Meier's vision was implemented haphazardly by a group of business and political elites able to pour…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Educational Philosophy, Educational Finance, Social Action
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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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Loving, Gregory D. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
The discussion participants follow Aristotle in deciding that friends are concerned with each other's welfare for their own sake and cannot be reduced to utility or pleasure, adding that the contemporary notion of friends involves the notion of equal overall power. They find three difficulties with teachers and students being friends. First,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Intimacy, Friendship, Teaching Methods
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Welsh, Benjamin H. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2011
The author's sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Hunter, showed him that adults who held positions of power over children could be duplicitous. After several uneventful months, she started singling him out in hurtful ways for no apparent reason. On top of the established threat of being paddled arbitrarily, Mrs. Hunter started to humiliate him in front of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy
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Welsh, Benjamin H. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2010
The contradiction between the concept of equality found in the Declaration of Independence and that found in U.S. Constitution led the author to question what the Constitution had to say about education. After all, Montesquieu (1689-1755), a French "philosophe" whose work heavily influenced Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and the U.S.…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Equal Education, Disabilities, Special Education
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Stengel, Barbara – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
This essay is a response to Barbara Applebaum's essay, "Engaging Student Disengagement: Resistance or Disagreement?" in which Applebaum explores privileged university students' "disengagement" when asked to confront institutionalized oppression. Applebaum analyzes and recommends Lynn Weber Cannon's rules for classroom discourse…
Descriptors: Advantaged, College Students, Classroom Communication, Power Structure
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Warnick, Brian R. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
In this article, the author examines the "educational methods" employed in the chattel slavery of the antebellum American South. He limits the voluminous possibilities of historical sources by looking to Douglass's "Narrative of the Life" (first published in 1845) to supply most of the historical data. In addition to laying out…
Descriptors: Freedom, Disadvantaged, Slavery, Teaching Methods
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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 Jürgen 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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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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Buttner, Carolyn; Fridley, William L. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
Jim Fay and James Dobson are two of America's most visible, popular, and influential "experts" on the topics of parenting and discipline for children. Dobson is widely known for the "pro-family" political activism of Focus on The Family, the organization he founded and currently directs. He first made a name for himself as a…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Comparative Analysis, Discipline, Activism
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