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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2019
This article examines how the existence of unpredictability should influence the quest to promote distributive justice in education. First, the article briefly discusses resource allocation in education finance policy and its relationships with existing philosophical theories of distributive justice. It then explains why unpredictability comes…
Descriptors: Justice, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2013
In recent decades education is increasingly perceived as an instrument for generating economic growth and enhancing production. Unexpectedly, however, many prominent economists, throughout history, have rejected this view of education. This article examines the grounds on which Tibor Scitovsky, who was one of the leading economists of twentieth…
Descriptors: Economics, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Economic Development
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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
Following the rise of virtue and character education, educational philosophers have recently given much attention to questions relating to virtue and the good. This, however, has not been paralleled by a similar interest in vice and evil, which, in this context, are examined only rarely. In this article, I use the work of the American philosopher…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Moral Values, Values Education, Educational Philosophy
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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
Although since the 1960s human capital theory has played a major role in guiding educational policy, philosophical issues that stem from this development have rarely been discussed. In this article, I critically examine how the idea that human capital should serve as a guide to educational policy making stands in relation to the role assigned to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy