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Covaleskie, John F. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
In this article, John F. Covaleskie considers a threefold question: (1) what is the nature of the sort of liberty that enables one to live as a free person, but also bound by the requirements of democratic citizenship; (2) what is the nature of the virtues that make this sort of person possible; and (3) what is the nature of the educational…
Descriptors: Freedom, Discipline, Democratic Values, Values Education
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Jackson, Liz – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
Those who view the right to a religiously neutral, empirically-based public education as fundamental have been able to do little more than watch in terror as abstinence-only sex education, which excludes information on either safe sex or birth control, has come to prevail in United States (US) schools. Among causes for concern are abstinence…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Contraception, Adolescents
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Watras, Joseph – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
A survey of the yearbooks published by the National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) in the twentieth century indicates that philosophers of education changed the direction of their work. In the nineteenth century, educators turned to philosophers for answers to questions about the aim of education. As the twentieth century advanced,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Metacognition, Educational Objectives, Scientific Research
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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
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Fowler, Francis C. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
In this article, the author is asking that teacher educators respond to two papers that recommend political activity. Becoming politically active is one way of reacting to the situation that currently faces teacher educators, but political activity is not for everyone. It is time-consuming, exhausting, and at times depressing. It is also…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Higher Education, Consciousness Raising, Teacher Educators
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Huang, Xiaodan – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
The purpose of this essay is to call for an active engagement of professional education faculty in the policy issues on teacher education. In this era of standards and accountability, an unprecedented number of legislative decisions for the education field have been made at the national and state levels, with or without sufficient involvement from…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Accountability, Educational Legislation
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Quantz, Richard – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
In this three-part paper, Richard Quantz proclaims that it was the spirit of the free school movement that originally attracted him to the social foundations of education and to the philosophy of education. He wonders what has happened to the progressive movement--the one that embraced Ivan Illich's call to "deschool society" and called…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Progressive Education, Educational Trends, Educational Philosophy
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Abowitz, Kathleen Knight – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2006
In 2004, the Ohio Transfer Articulation Guide (TAG) for Education set forth the Professional Education Module to serve as the foundation for preparation into all licensure areas for teachers. A TAG is a transfer module or set of courses approved by the Ohio Board of Regents that provides a standard set of general education courses (such as English…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology
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