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Pickett, Adrienne – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2009
On September 4, 1957, a crisis occurred at Little Rock Central High School in which a mob of white citizens followed, taunted, and harassed a black student, Elizabeth Eckford, who was attempting to register for classes at the newly desegregated school. In 1959, Hannah Arendt published "Reflections on Little Rock." She argued that…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Visual Aids, Photography, Responses
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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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Tunstall, Dwayne A. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
This essay addresses the concerns educators and philosophers of education might have about an Africana existential philosophy of education by first defining Africana existential philosophy. Then, it performs a brief phenomenological investigation of the lived experiences of persons of African descent in the United States. This essay concludes by…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Epistemology, African Americans, Afrocentrism
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Brown, Alicia D.; Brooks, Julia G.; Gunzenhauser, Michael G. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
In this essay, the authors note a particular air of apathy in relation to the post-Katrina era expressed in teacher education classes. They are concerned with what the cultural levees mean for justice-oriented educators. How might they find ways to foster in their students connections of empathy and solidarity with those experiencing these…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Weather, Social Justice, Models
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Salinas, Jose; Aguiano, Ruben Viramontez; Ibrahim, Awad – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
The authors' intent in this essay is to use the experiential and the personal to create a luminal in between space where it meets the "objectively" historical and academic. Specifically, they intend to utilize concepts that are central to the praxis of critical thinking as illustrated by others, including Peter Baird, Sofia Villenas, and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Migrant Workers, Mexican Americans, Migrant Education
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Loving, Gregory D. – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
According to this author, race has been largely forgotten in Western philosophy's self-narrated identity. A stereotypical criticism of much of traditional academia is that it only studies "dead white males." Narrative structure of identity recognizes that all experience comes to us through an inherently selective interpretive framework.…
Descriptors: Jews, Race, Guidelines, Philosophy
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O'Neill, Linda – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
This essay discusses Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954), Professor of Philosophy (Howard University) and examines his experiences, reasoning, and rhetoric as they challenge the accepted notions of race, education, and democracy. As an African American practicing philosophy in a racist nation, Locke also examined value communities and value differences…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Courts, Race, Democracy
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Burch, Kerry – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
This essay revisits an iconic yet now languishing phrase in United States political culture--"Forty Acres and a Mule"--to clarify the meaning of freedom and to assess the contemporary meaning of its betrayal by the U.S. government immediately after the Civil War. Among the few citizens for whom the phrase still retains a semblance of…
Descriptors: African American History, United States History, War, Federal Government
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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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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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Jackson, Liz – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
Postmodernism means different things to different people. Linguistically, it must refer to some sort of reaction to unbridled or overzealously modern attitudes or practices. Charles Jencks shows how postmodern architects, for instance, have reacted against the cheap utilitarian designs they view as symptomatic of "Protestant"…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Educational Philosophy, Postmodernism, Perspective Taking
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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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Gordon, Jane Anna – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2007
This essay briefly explores reflections of Anna Julia Cooper concerning the meaning and significance of moments within educational settings when the conditions for laughter and language break down. The author suggests that what she presented as moments of social and political failure have become the aims of contemporary, rigid nonpromotion public…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Humor, Humanism, Educational Philosophy
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