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Aikin, Wilford M. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
This article revisits the Eight-Year Study, which was a set of simultaneous experiments in secondary education carried out by 30 schools from 1933 to 1941. These schools were free from the usual subject and unit requirements for college admission for a period of eight years, beginning with the class entering college in 1936. Freed from the demands…
Descriptors: Educational History, Curriculum Design, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Goulah, Jason – Schools: Studies in Education, 2015
Taking its title from a passage in Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's 1936 serialized essay "On Attitudes toward Education," this article introduces, contextualizes, and briefly analyzes that essay in relation to the larger Makiguchi corpus. Specifically, this article examines Makiguchi's view of the proper attitudes toward education and effective…
Descriptors: Essays, Attitudes, Ideology, Teachers
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Hartman, Laura Pincus; Neame, Alexandra; Gedro, Julie – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
The purpose of this discussion is to explore how the educational and social philosophy of John Dewey offers insight for those involved in education evolution in emerging economies, with a particular emphasis on nurturing leaders who are capable of recognizing and responding effectively to the challenges of a globalized economy now and for the next…
Descriptors: Leaders, Leadership Training, Educational Development, Educational Philosophy
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Mitrano, Barbara S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This article continues and extends the conversation regarding an ethic of care as reflected by two male elementary school teachers. It seeks to discover ways in which these men approach and practice their teaching that demonstrate the ethic of care traditionally linked with women. This article looks in depth at two male teachers in an effort to…
Descriptors: Males, Elementary School Teachers, Caring, Masculinity
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Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
The work of Colonel Francis W. Parker, the man whom Dewey called "the father of progressive education," provides a starting point for reconstructing the loose ambiguities of progressive education into a coherent social and educational philosophy. Although progressives have claimed their approach is more humane and sensitive to children, we need…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Progressive Education, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Elliott, Shanti – Schools: Studies in Education, 2013
At a time when serious pronouncements and decisions about education are made by noneducators, it is important to take note of the practice and impact of teachers' collective reflective resistance. This means foregrounding learning that is organic, artful, and contemplative--that puts first the humanity of students and teachers. This is a story of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Collaboration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Resistance (Psychology)
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Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2012
For the past two years, the author had the privilege of sharing a course with intelligent, inventive, and diligent students. "Schools Across Borders, Schools Across Time"--very soon abbreviated and known for two years now as SABSAT--was initially a one-time experiment, a course designed to produce a student documentary on progressive and soka…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Essays, Student Projects
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Cottle, Thomas J. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2010
The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas suggested that the most ethical act possible is the discovery that one has assumed responsibility for the other. In fact it is the other that makes possible the genuine exploration of the self, an act dominating the adolescent era of development. Although rarely appearing in educational literature, Levinas has…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Teacher Responsibility, Student Development, Teaching (Occupation)
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Goulah, Jason – Schools: Studies in Education, 2010
This article examines Francis W. Parker's (1837-1902) and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi's (1871-1944) views of harmonious community life as the goal of education through bilingual analysis of Parker's "My Pedagogic Creed" (1897) and Makiguchi's On the Significance of Social Aspects that Mr. Parker Says Should be Incorporated into the School Experience…
Descriptors: Community, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Researchers
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Manilow, Aaron – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
In this piece, the author explores the concepts of teaching and learning through the work of Plato and of the founders of Francis W. Parker School. The school was founded around a century ago as a progressive institution following viewpoints of leaders such as Francis Parker and John Dewey. After reading works by these authors and sitting in on a…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Personal Narratives
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Spradling, Rick – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
American public school education was founded, in large measure, on the ideals of Horace Mann's leadership of Massachusetts schools in the 1800s. Later in that same century, private schools began to emerge and serve those disaffected with Mann's "common schools," and tension between publicly funded and privately paid education arose. This…
Descriptors: Educational History, Public Education, Private Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Berkman, James S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
While attending the Klingenstein Center's Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, fellows studied Horace Mann's nineteenth-century vision for a "common school" that would unite all citizens; they considered whether this model is still best suited to serve a democratic society and questioned how current…
Descriptors: Democracy, School Choice, Principals, Role of Education
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Simon, Zachary; Cothern, Elizabeth; Wilson, Hannah; Gray, Ian; Kaplan, Andy – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
Reading several documents from the early history of Francis W. Parker School and an essay by John Dewey entitled "The Need for a Philosophy of Education" helps the author's students gain some precision in defining what otherwise remain rather loosely held opinions about the core values of the school. For most of the students, these…
Descriptors: Values, Reflection, Educational Philosophy, Intellectual History
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Ayers, William – Schools: Studies in Education, 2006
The old saying, that a single spark can start a prairie fire, appears in many forms and in different cultures carrying a range of shifting implications and meanings. In this article, William Ayers writes that in some instances, prairie fires are not always catastrophic. They are naturally occurring events necessary and renewing; removing the thick…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy